Sony Announces Two New f2.8 A Mount Zoom Lenses

SAL1635Z2_A-1200

Today, Sony is showing the A mount system a bit more love with the announcement of two new lenses for their more traditional DSLR system. Both the Sony 16-35mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 are both receiving refreshes and both get dust and moisture protection along with what Sony claims is up to 4x faster autofocus performance. Beyond this, both lenses are also receiving updated optics to lessen the effects of ghosting.

More tech specs are after the jump.

Sony 16-35mm f2.8 II

SAL1635Z2_B-1200

Sub-Category α Lens [A-mount]
Model Code SAL1635Z2
[SPECIFICATIONS]
Lens Specifications Product name Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
Type Interchangeable lens
Model name SAL1635Z2
Lens mount Sony A-mount
Format  *1 35mm full frame
Focal-length (mm) 16 – 35mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) *2 24 – 52.5mm
Lens construction (groups-elements) 13 groups, 17 elements
Angle of view (APS-C) *2 83° – 44°
Angle of view (35mm) 107° – 63°
Maximum aperture (F) f/2.8
Minimum aperture (F) f/22
Number of aperture blade 9 blades
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.28m
Minimum focus distance (ft) 0.92′
Maximum magnification ratio (x) 0.24x
Filter diameter (mm) 77mm
ADI metering / Distance encoder Yes
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) – (body-integrated)
Compensation effect – (supported on body)
Zoom system
Zoom speed switch (Step)
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)
Hood type Petal shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) 83 x 114mm
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) 3-3/8″ x 4-1/2″
Weight (approx.) (g) 872g
Weight (approx.) (oz.) 30.8 oz.
Supplied accessories Hood (model) ALC-SH106
Lens front cap Yes
Lens rear cap Yes
Case Yes
Other
*1 Exclusively designed for use with APS-C format interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
*2 With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

The Sony 16-35mm f2.8 II will cost $2,249.99 when it arrives in mid June.

Sony 24-70mm f2.8 II

SAL2470Z2_A-1200

Sub-Category α Lens [A-mount]
Model Code SAL2470Z2
[SPECIFICATIONS]
Lens Specifications Product name Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
Type Interchangeable lens
Model name SAL2470Z2
Lens mount Sony A-mount
Format *1 35mm full frame
Focal-length (mm) 24 – 70mm
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm) *2 36 – 105mm
Lens construction (groups-elements) 13 groups, 17 elements
Angle of view (APS C) *2 61°-23°
Angle of view (35mm) 84°-34°
Maximum aperture (F) f/2.8
Minimum aperture (F) f/22
Number of aperture blade 9 blades
Circular aperture Yes
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.34m
Minimum focus distance (ft) 1.12′
Maximum magnification ratio (x) 0.25x
Filter diameter (mm) 77mm
ADI metering / Distance encoder Yes
Image stabilization (SteadyShot) – (body-integrated)
Compensation effect – (supported on body)
Zoom system
Zoom speed switch (Step)
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)
Hood type Petal shape, bayonet type
Dimensions dia. x length (mm) 83 x 111mm
Dimensions dia. x length (in.) 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″
Weight (approx.) (g) 974g
Weight (approx.) (oz.) 34.4 oz.
Supplied accessories Hood (model) ALC-SH101
Lens front cap Yes
Lens rear cap Yes
Case Yes
Other
*1 Exclusively designed for use with APS-C format interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
*2 With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors.

 

SAL2470Z2_B-1200

 

The Sony 24-70mm f2.8 II will cost $2,099.99 when it hits the stores in mid June.