Sony is rumored to give the Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS wide-angle zoom lens a proper announcement in the near future, while its release date is also scheduled to take place soon.
A wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount cameras with full frame sensors has been on the company’s roadmap ever since the A7 and A7R cameras have been unveiled.
The Zeiss-approved FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens has finally been announced in the second quarter of 2014 along with the Sony A99II A-mount camera.
It would be fair to refer to it as an announcement of the development of the lens, as the Japanese company has not actually shown this baby publicly, with its full specs and details still eluding our sight.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the new Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 lens will become official and will be released on the market sometime in the coming weeks.
Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 lens getting a proper announcement event in late August or early September
Zeiss and Sony will continue their long-lasting partnership during the third quarter of 2014 with the launch of at least one new lens aimed at FE-mount cameras.
A7, A7R, and A7S users will benefit from the addition of the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 lens to the FE-mount line-up.
The rumor mill is stating that this wide-angle zoom lens will finally get the product launch event it deserves by the end of August. However, things could still be pushed into early September.
Either way, the optic is coming to the market during the third quarter of 2014. Sources are reporting that it will be priced similarly to the Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 Vario-Tessar T* OSS lens, which is available for about $1,200 at Amazon
Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens and many others still to come in Q3 2014
The beginning of May 2014 came packed with the confirmation of two new lenses for Sony FE-mount camera owners. Beside the aforementioned Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS, the development of Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens has been announced as well.
Although the rumor mill has not shared any specific words about the latter, it is very likely that it will get a proper reveal prior to the Photokina 2014.
As the event will open its doors to visitors in mid-September, the timeline given by the rumor fits the description.
With time passing by, it is becoming more obvious that we will see plenty of digital imaging goodies being launched in late August or at the beginning of September. Stay tuned to Camyx!