Sony launches full-frame lenses with fixed focal lengths


Manufacturer Sony is expanding its series of G lenses by three products. The FE 50 millimeter F2.5 G, FE 40 millimeter F2.5 G and FE 24 millimeter F2.8 G are full-frame lenses with a fixed focal length. According to Sony, the 50mm lens is best for portraits. The 40-millimeter model is ideal for snapshots or film recordings and the 24-millimeter model is designed, among other things, for landscape shots.

What the three new lenses have in common is their size (68 x 45 millimeters) and the filter diameter (49 millimeters). The weight is also almost the same at 162 to 174 grams. The aspherical elements of the lenses should ensure high resolution over the entire image area, even with the largest aperture and shallow depth of field. In addition, thanks to the circular aperture, they provide a beautiful bokeh effect, according to Sony.

Sony’s new 24-, 40- and 50-millimeter lenses (from left, source: Sony)

The 50 millimeter model has a minimum focus distance of 35 centimeters when autofocus is used and 31 centimeters with manual focus. The 40-millimeter lens is 28 and 25 centimeters respectively, and the 24-millimeter model is 24 centimeters with autofocus and 18 centimeters with manual focus.

All three lenses have a focus hold button, focus adjustment switch, aperture ring and aperture click switch. The new models are compatible with all full-frame or APS-C cameras from Sony. They can also be used in combination with a gimbal.

All three lenses will be available from April at an RRP of CHF 750 each.

Sony recently selected the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards in an open competition. You can read here who won in which category.

Sony has also already honored the best photo in Switzerland. It is titled “Geneva under Thunder” and was shot by Raphael Barbar.

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Sony launches fullframe lenses fixed focal lengths


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