The first photo of the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens has been leaked on the web along with the zoom lens’ announcement date.
Sony announced the development of multiple FE-mount lenses at Photokina 2014, lenses which were expected to show up at CES 2015 or at CP+ 2015. However, it appears that the company wants to introduce its latest FE-mount products during a dedicated event.
One of these events is planned to take place on March 4, says the rumor mill. In addition to this information, an unnamed source has also provided the first press photo of the product, which will become an all-round zoom lens for travel photographers or people who need just one lens on their vacation.
First Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens photo shows up online
Sony is believed to introduce four new products in the near future, all of them aimed at E-mount cameras with full frame image sensors.
One of the four products is the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens, whose photo has just showed up online. As its announcement date is set for March 4, there is a strong chance that all four units will be revealed during the same show.
This optic is an all-round zoom model, which will be aimed at photographers who do not enjoy swapping lenses frequently, thus being perfect for traveling and vacations.
Its price tag is expected to stand somewhere above $1,000, with $1,100 being the most likely amount, according to the rumor mill. Digicame is also reporting that this product will being shipping on March 12 in Japan.
For the time being, there is no reason why the lens will not become available around the same date worldwide and why the other models will not follow that lens, so expect to see them soon.
Sony to unveil FE 35mm f/1.4 and FE 28mm f/2 lenses along with a fisheye converter soon
Beside the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens, Sony might reveal the FE 35mm f/1.4 and FE 28mm f/2 prime optics. The former will be released for a price over $1,500, while the latter is expected to cost under $500.
The fourth product is a fisheye converter aimed at use with the FE 28mm f/2 lens. It will turn this optic into a 16mm fisheye model with a 180-degree angle-of-view and it will be priced around $300, while keeping the maximum aperture at f/2.
As stated above, the PlayStation maker is rumored to hold a major announcement event on March 4, while these products are rumored to be released on March 12. Until then, take these details with a pinch of salt and stay tuned!