Sony launches 3 new Full Frame G Lenses ( 24mm F2.8 G, 40mm F2.5 G, 50mm F2.5 G )

Sony has launched 3 new Full Frame G Lenses for their Alpha Cameras. They are 24mm F2.8 G ( SEL24F28G ), 40mm F2.5 G ( SEL40F25G ) and 50mm F2.5 G ( SEL50F25G ). All these lenses have a price tag of $600.00 USD in the US and $800.00 in Canada.

These lenses will be available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc in the coming days ( check here ). All these models will ship to customers in May 2021.

March 24 2021 update: Available to pre-order from Amazon US.

Sony has also launched the high-end 50mm F1.2 SEL50F12GM lens in the US and is now available to pre-order for a price of $1,999.

These 3 new lenses are part of the Sony G Series lineup which means they are of good quality, but not as great as the expensive G-Master series of lenses. All these lenses have a lightweight and compact design which makes these great lenses to use with the compact Sony A7C camera. You can also use these with APS-C cameras ( A6000 Series ).

Sony 24mm F2.8 G ( SEL24F28G ), 40mm F2.5 G ( SEL40F25G ), and 50mm F2.5 G ( SEL50F25G ) have the same size and filter diameter thread ( 49mm ). All 3 have similar weight as well (FE 50mm F2.5 G 172.9g, FE 40mm F2.5 G 172.9g, and FE 24mm F2.8 G 161.5g ). All three lenses focus internally and use aspherical elements and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to achieve better image quality and resolution.

The FE 50mm F2.5 G ( SEL50F25G ) lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.35m and a max magnification of 0.18x. The FE 40mm F2.5 G ( SEL40F25G ) has a min focus distance of 0.28m and a max magnification of 0.20x. The widest FE 24mm F2.8 G ( SEL24F28G ) has a min focus distance of 0.24m. All three lenses support Auto Focus as well as Manual Focus modes.

Specs Highlights

  • Full Frame Prime Lenses
  • Sony G Lens Series
  • Focus hold button, focus mode switch, aperture ring, aperture click switch
  • Linear Response MF
  • 49mm Filter diameter
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • 2x linear motors for Fast Auto Focus
  • 3x aspherical elements
  • 1x ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element
  • Aluminum finish lens body
  • 7-blade circular aperture
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design
  • Price: $600.00 USD

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Sony SEL35F14GM 35mm F1.4 GM Lens in stock on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Sony has launched a 35mm F1.4 GM prime E-mount lens ( SEL35F14GM ) for their Sony Alpha Full Frame bodies. It has a launch selling price of $1,399 in the US. It is now in stock online on Amazon US.

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens is a high-end Prime lens “delivering first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh in a compact and lightweight design”. This lens weighs just 524 grams.

Sony is using Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements and an ED Glass element for great optical performance and less chromatic aberrations.

For great bokeh, Sony has made this lens with 11 blades of aperture, offering a smoother and dreamy bokeh rendering. You can get circular bokeh even stopped down to F2.8.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 10.6 inches (27cm). For fast and accurate autofocus performance, Sony has equipped this lens with Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors offering a fast, smooth, and silent AF performance.

Sony SEL35F14GM E-mount Lens Specs

  • 35mm Prime Lens
  • Full Frame E-mount lens
  • F1.4 Max Aperture
  • F16 Min Aperture
  • 52.5 Focal Length of APS-C Cameras
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
  • 67mm Filter thread
  • 11 Aperture blades ( circular aperture )
  • 524g
  • Nano AR Coating II
  • Linear Response MF
  • XD Linear Motors
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
  • 2 XA elements
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.89 ft ( 27cm )
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design
  • Fluorine front-element coating

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Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD for Sony up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras ( Model B070 / AFB070S-700 ) is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of $799.00 in the US. This lens was announced back in December 3, 2020, but is only available to pre-order now. It will ship to customers on January 15, 2021, according to the Amazon.com listing ( check here for the current lowest price ).

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a high-speed standard zoom lens for the Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like A6000, A6100, A6600, etc. You can use it on Sony’s Full Frame bodies in APS-C crop mode, but you won’t get the Full MP of the sensor. For eg on a 24MP Sony A7, you get around 10MP photos in APS-C crop mode using this lens.

According to Tamron, It is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It offers a constant F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This lens has a variable focal length of 17-70mm, which on full-frame terms gives a 25.5 – 105mm equivalent focal length, making it a great walk-around lens to have on your crop sensor camera all the time.

It has a Moisture-Resistant Construction and has Fluorine Coating. It takes 67mm sized filters. This lens is compatible with Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF which are now common in many Sony Mirrorless Cameras.

Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Specs

  • 17-70mm Focal length ( 25.5mm-105mm )
  • F2.8 constant aperture
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements
  • One hybrid aspherical lens element
  • 0.19m ( Wide ) / 0.39m ( Tele-photo ) Close focusing capability
  • Weight: 525g
  • RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) stepping motor
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Fast Hybrid AF support
  • Eye AF support
  • 67mm Filter size
  • 9 Aperture blades
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Flower-shaped hood
  • Lens caps

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