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What just happened?! Looking back on last week
New lenses from Sony, Sigma and Samyang
Alongside the new A7 and A7R, Sony announced some new lenses last week as well. Specifically designed for full-frame, the new 'FE' range comprises the FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS, FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*, FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T* and a 'G' class telezoom, the FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS. We're told that these are the first of 15 FE lenses that Sony intends to have on the market by 2015. Sony has also updated its Alpha-mount fast telezoom with faster autofocus and updated 'Nano AR' coatings, to make the 70-200mm F2.8G SSM II.
Meanwhile, Sigma continues to appeal to enthusiast DSLR shooters with its new 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM. Designed for full-frame DSLRs, the new lens features a 19 element/14 group design including Sigma's FLD glass and both single- and double-sided aspherical elements which the company says will minimize aberrations. Price and availability have yet to be announced.
Finally, Samyang has announced that it intents to make six of its existing manual focus full frame lenses in E mount, for use with the A7 and A7R.