2011 road map lens FLs confirmed ?

Started Feb 9, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Dennis Forum Pro • Posts: 20,049
2011 road map lens FLs confirmed ?

Someone on the SLR forum posted a link to a Sony Japan press release showing an A77 mockup. On the page was a link to "e mounted public information" (google translate). Anyway, that page is here:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sony.jp%2Fdslr%2Finfo2%2F20110209.html&act=url

The middle link at the bottom gets a little more specific:

Carl Zeiss lenses - Sumi Hiroshi (scheduled for release in 2011, focal length: 24mm)
Telephoto zoom lens (available in 2011, focal length :55-200mm)
Macro lens (scheduled for release in 2011, focal length: 30mm)
Lens - Portrait (scheduled for release in 2011, focal length: 50mm)
G - High-performance standard zoom lens (available 2012)
Zoom wide (scheduled for release in 2012)
Medium Telephoto Lens (available 2012)

I believe that confirms the SAR rumors.

Also photos of mockups of those plus the unspecified 2012 lenses (I'd love to know what the 'G' lens is going to be !)

The 30mm looks small - in between the 16 & the 18-55. The CZ24 looks bigger; like the 18-55.

I suspect the 30mm macro will be f/2.8 - too bad because it would be a perfect 'normal' (but I'd prefer a faster lens and the CZ24 promises to be nice, if expensive). Sony's choice of a 50mm portrait lens is not thrilling but still better than anything (AF) avail for m43.

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