Sony will expand its range of A-mount DSLR lenses with the addition of three new prime lenses at popular focal lengths.
July 28, 2010: Sony will expand its range of A-mount DSLR lenses with the addition of three new prime lenses at popular focal lengths.
The new Distagon T* 24mm f/2 SSM (SAL24F20Z) lens for Alpha mount DSLR cameras. (Source: Sony.)
The DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM (SAL35F18) lens is part of Sony’s ‘Easy Choice’ series of value-priced, compact and lightweight lenses. Weighing only 170 grams, it has a minimum focus of 23 cm and an internal Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) that drives the focussing group directly and ensures responsive and fluid autofocus operation. With a focal length equivalent to approximately 50mm on an APS-C sensor camera, this lens is ideal for snapshots and portraits. The fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is advantageous for hand-held shooting in low light.
Sony’s new DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM (SAL35F18) lens. (Source: Sony.)
The 85mm f/2.8 SAM (SAL85F28) is another ‘Easy Choice’ lens that covers a popular focal length for both ‘full frame’ and APS-C DSLRs. With the latter it has a focal length equivalent to 127.5mm in 35mm format. Ideal for portraiture with both camera types, it features a Sonnar-type optical design that focuses to 60 cm. The lens is sharp centre to corner and offers smooth defocusing thanks to its large f/2.8 maximum aperture and circular iris diaphragm.
The 85mm f/2.8 SAM (SAL85F28) lens. (Source: Sony.)
Key technical specifications of the three new lenses can be found in the table below, which was provided by Sony Europe.
No details are available as to when these lenses will be released locally or local RRPs. For more information, contact Sony Australia by phoning 1300 720 071 or visit www.sony.com.au.