Sony SAL 70-200mm f/2 lens for A-mount cameras and a new zoom lens for APS-C E-mount shooters with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 are rumored to be announced soon.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2014 has been an opportunity for Sony to introduce several new cameras and camcorders, as well as a black version of an existing “silver” lens.
Among the devices revealed at CES we can find the A5000, FDR-AX100 and HDR-AS100V, which have all been welcomed by visitors. Despite these launches, the PlayStation maker has other products on its pipeline, said an inside source.
According to the rumor mill, at least two new lenses will be introduced in the coming weeks. One of the possible events where they will become official is the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014.
This event will take place between February 13 and 16 in Yokohama, Japan. It is believed that the Sony SAL 70-200mm f/2 lens will be announced alongside a zoom lens for E-mount cameras with an f/2.8 aperture during the show or around this timeframe.
Sony SAL 70-200mm f/2 lens could be unveiled for A-mount cameras in the near future
Sony is currently offering two major interchangeable lens systems: A-mount and E-mount. After the announcement of two full frame E-mount cameras, A7 and A7R, a lot of company’s fans have feared that the A-mount will be killed slowly.
Nevertheless, the Japanese manufacturer has come forth to re-iterate its support for A-mount shooters. In order to prove that this system will not be abandoned, Sony will introduce a new version of the 70-200mm lens, sources say.
The current model provides a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range. However, widening the aperture will be great for photographers who want a faster lens, despite a rumored price of €3,000.
This will probably become the fastest telephoto zoom lens for full frame cameras on the market. In the meantime, the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is available for $1,998 at Amazon.
APS-C E-mount cameras to get a zoom lens with constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 soon
Beside this A-mount lens, Sony is working on a new model for E-mount cameras with APS-C image sensors. It is rumored that the lens would provide constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range.
The optic will probably be a standard zoom model, therefore potential buyers should expect a minimum focal length of 16mm and a maximum focal length of 55mm.
A NEX-7 replacement is also on the verge of being unveiled, but there are no new details about the so-called A7000 for now. This is why you should stay tuned to find out the latest details as they arrive.