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Sony has unveiled two new APS-C lenses at an event in New York today: the E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS. Both lenses offer dust and weather sealing, and use XD linear motors – a first for Sony's APS-C lens lineup.

The 16-55mm offers a 24-82.5mm equiv. range, with an overall compact design – it weighs 17.5oz / 494g and measures 100mm in length. It provides a minimum focus distance of 0.33m / 1ft, and will go on sale in October for $1400.

The E 70-350mm provides a 105-525mm equiv. view, with stabilization built in. It's also relatively compact for a lens of its telezoom class – it measures 142mm and weighs 22oz/625g. It will ship in November for $1000.

Official Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G sample images

Official Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS sample images

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS specifications

 Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 GSony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS
Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length16–55 mm70–350 mm
Image stabilizationNoYes (OSS (Optical SteadyShot))
Lens mountSony E
Maximum apertureF2.8F4.5–6.3
Minimum apertureF22F22–32
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades97
Special elements / coatingsTwo AA (advanced aspherical) elements, two aspherical elements, three ED (extra-low dipsersion) elements. Fluorine coated front element.One aspherical and three ED (extra low dispersion) elements.
Minimum focus0.33 m (12.99)1.10 m (43.31)
Maximum magnification0.2×0.23×
Motor typeLinear Motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodExtending front
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Weight494 g (1.09 lb)625 g (1.38 lb)
Diameter73 mm (2.87)77 mm (3.03)
Length100 mm (3.94)142 mm (5.59)
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNoYes
Filter thread67 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeALC-SH161ALC-SH160
Tripod collarNo