After announcing three prime lenses for Alpha FE-mount mirrorless cameras, Sony has taken the wraps off of an all-round zoom lens, called FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, which was previewed at the Photokina 2014 event.
Although these types of lenses are not known for providing high image quality, they are still among the most requested in a line-up. We are talking about all-round zoom lenses, which cover wide-angle to super-telephoto focal lengths.
As the FE-mount lens series was missing something that falls in this category, Sony has decided to make amends, right after introducing three new primes. Now, the company has revealed the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS model, which is aimed at travel and vacation photographers.
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens announced for FE-mount mirrorless cameras
The new all-in-one lens offers a 10x optical zoom, which allows users to shoot landscapes, portraits, or close-ups shots at sports or other special events.
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens is designed for FE-mount mirrorless cameras will full frame sensors. It allows these camera owners to carry only one lens to reduce their load during vacations or travels.
This optic comes with an advanced linear motor drive, which provides smooth and silent focusing. Moreover, since it is a travel and vacation lens, it comes with weathersealing, so it will handle dust and moisture in harsh environments.
An integrated Optical SteadyShot technology keeps things steady and tries to compensate for hand/camera shakes, in order to deliver blur-free photos even at telephoto focal lengths.
This all-round zoom lens will be ready for your spring vacation
Sony says that the lens consists of 17 elements divided into 12 groups. The internal design includes five aspherical elements and one Extra-Low Dispersion element for superior image quality. The diaphragm consists of 7 blades and it should provide blurred backgrounds at telephoto focal lengths used at maximum aperture values.
The Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 50 centimeters / 20 inches and it also comes packed with a distance scale.
It weighs about 780 grams / 1.72 lbs, while measuring 81mm / 3.17 inches in diameter and 119mm / 4.67 inches in length. This all-round zoom lens also comes with a 72mm filter thread.
The optic will be released on the market by the end of this month for a price of $1,000. If you want a lens for your spring or summer vacation, then you can pre-order the lens at Amazon