The Sony 2014 lens roadmap has appeared on the internet, revealing that the company will announce two new FE-mount Zeiss lenses along with a G Macro optic after the spring begins.
Back in 2013, Sony has introduced a new type of cameras: A7 and A7R. They are compatible with E-mount lenses, but they will only work in crop mode because the shooters have full frame image sensors.
This is not something that professionals find “very professional” therefore the PlayStation maker has also unveiled several lenses for the FE-mount. However, if there is one thing that you could reproach to the A7 and A7R, then it will definitely be the list of available optics.
Sony 2014 lens roadmap hints at fruitful future for FE-mount cameras
The list is rather limited and the ones which are at users’ disposal are not exactly top-notch. Sony has always said that it will support this mount, the regular E-mount, as well as the A-mount. Recently, we have seen that the claim is true when it comes to the latter two, but few things have been said about the former.
Well, it seems like the company’s lens line-up will be extended this spring as the Sony 2014 lens roadmap for FE cameras has been leaked on the web. The picture could have been faked easily, but it comes for a source which has been right in the past, therefore it can be trusted.
Two Zeiss lenses and a G Macro optic to be released after the beginning of this spring
According to the leaked FE-mount roadmap, two new Zeiss lenses will be introduced this spring, followed by a G Macro optic in the summer.
The first to come is a wide-angle zoom optic with a constant maximum aperture of f/4. This product will maintain its brightest aperture regardless of focal length, just like the Zeiss 24-70mm and Sony 70-200mm f/4 FE lenses.
The second is said to be a “fast prime lens”. A7 and A7R owners can now exclaim “finally!” as this is one of the most sought-after products for the full frame E-mount cameras. Although the focal length is not disclosed, the lens could be a 50mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.4, both of them being mentioned last year.
We have reached the G Macro lens. It will be built and developed by Sony, but its focal length and aperture are unknown. This is the first time it has been mentioned by the rumor mill, so it could be a very long telephoto lens or a 50mm f/2.8, like we have seen Sony making in the past.
The details are still scarce and even though they come from a reliable source (as stated above), you should still take it with a pinch of salt and wait for more information before getting your hopes too high.