Sony has announced new lenses in its E-mount lenses for NEX cameras: a 20mm pancake lens and 18-200mm power zoom designed with videographers in mind.
Measuring approximately 20mm from lens front to back, the E 20mm f2.8 ‘pancake’ lens covers a 30mm equivalent angle of view in 35mm format, a great all-purpose focal length for a broad range of everyday subjects, from interiors to landscapes, street scenes and casual snaps. This lens claims excellent contrast and resolution, augmented by enhanced clarity in corner areas to satisfy the most discerning photographer.
The E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Power Zoom lens provides an 11x magnification range and has been designed for shooting video with the E-mount interchangeable lens Full HD camcorders.
A comfortably positioned zoom lever is partnered with a switch on the lens barrel, allowing zoom speed to be selected in six steps. A newly-developed internal linear motor ensures smooth, quiet focusing and aperture operation. Built-in Optical SteadyShot minimises camera shake and includes an Active Mode that provide stability when the photographer shoots while walking.
The new lenses are scheduled to go on sale in Europe in February (20mm) and April (18-200mm). Local release details are to come.