Two exciting announcements were made last week as Sony unveiled their brand new range of super-telephoto lenses to the world and Tamron brought us the release date of a tasty looking prime lens for full-frame cameras.
Sony’s New Super-Teles
Sony continue to expand their range of prestigious lenses, and their most recent announcement is expanding their focal range too.
The first of their new lenses expands their range of flagship G Master series. The Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS is their longest reaching prime lens to date, bringing an array of their most advanced technology to make it the lightest lens in its class.
- World’s lightest1 600mm super-telephoto full frame wide-aperture F4 lens
- Large XA (extreme aspherical) element suppresses spherical aberration
Meanwhile, the full-frame FE lens range gets a super telephoto of their own. The Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS also features some advanced technology, including built-in image stabilization and supreme resolution throughout the zoom range. It’s also compatible with their 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, expanding it’s potential reach to a massive 1,200mm.
Both new lenses will be released to the European market in August. The FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS will cost $12,999, while the 200mm-600mm will come at a much more affordable price of $1,999.
More information available at the Sony website here.
- Outstanding g lens resolution throughout the Zoom range
- 5x ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements Reduces flare & ghosting
New Tamron 35mm full-frame DSLR lens
The brand new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens was first announced in Japan back in February, but more news emerged about the new addition to the Tamron family this week.
They have officially unveiled this exciting looking prime lens, with the Nikon F-Mount version being released at the end of this month and the Canon equivalent following a month later at the end of July.
As you’d expect from a high-end prime, it brings many of Tamron’s most advanced features to the party. the Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus will be rapid and quiet, and it also offers a full-time manual focus override for fine-tuning the focus.
The three Glass Molded Aspherical lens elements will minimize chromatic aberration while simultaneously improving frame-edge sharpness when shooting wide open, and the whole lens comes packaged in a moisture resistant body.
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