Sony is rumored to be working on an FE-mount 85mm G-series lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and to be preparing the product for a shipping date during fall 2015.
The FE-mount lens line-up is growing steadily and, according to the gossip mill, it is about to get even bigger. Sony is allegedly developing a FE 85mm f/1.4 G lens, which is currently marked as a “large aperture prime” on the company’s official roadmap.
Multiple sources are stating that the product is in the works and that it will be announced in the near future. At this point, it seems like the optic will be introduced sometime in the coming weeks and that it will be released on the market in September or October.
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G lens with superior bokeh performance to be unveiled soon
The rumor mill has mentioned this possibility a few times in the past, that the large aperture prime consists of a lens with an 85mm focal length and f/1.4 maximum aperture. However, now we are finally getting the real deal.
If before it was unclear whether this is a Zeiss-branded or a Sony G-branded optic, a trusted source is stating that the latter is the one which is happening. As a result, the upcoming large aperture prime is actually a Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G lens.
The product will offer superior image quality, but its bokeh performance will be the one standing out. This will become the perfect lens for portrait photographers. No price details have been revealed so far, although its specs make people believe that the optic will be expensive.
Sony poised to release its FE-mount large aperture prime this fall
An exact announcement date has not been provided by the sources. Nevertheless, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G lens is expected to become official within the coming weeks, most likely by the end of August.
On the other hand, the release date is scheduled for September or October. This means that the optic could become available for purchase in late September or early October. The company may still have some issues to iron out, but the sooner the large aperture prime is ready, the sooner it will be released.
It is worth noting that this is still a rumor therefore you must take it with a grain of salt while staying tuned for more details!