Sony releases two new APS-C E-mount lenses: 16-55mm F2.8 and 70-350mm F4.5-6.3
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 G||Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS|
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||APS-C / DX|
|Focal length||16–55 mm||70–350 mm|
|Image stabilization||No||Yes (OSS (Optical SteadyShot))|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9||7|
|Special elements / coatings||Two 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 focus||0.33 m (12.99″)||1.10 m (43.31″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Focus method||Extending front|
|Weight||494 g (1.09 lb)||625 g (1.38 lb)|
|Diameter||73 mm (2.87″)||77 mm (3.03″)|
|Length||100 mm (3.94″)||142 mm (5.59″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||67 mm|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH161||ALC-SH160|
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