Reports are certain that we’re on the way to getting two new lenses from Sony. The Sony 24mm f1.4 GM lens is believed to be scheduled for announcement sometime around the Photokina 2018 dates. An FE 135mm lens is also said to be in the works and slated to be released sometime in 2019.
The Sony 24mm f1.4 FE GM lens was reported back in March 2018 to come out soon, but a reliable source recently told Sony Alpha Rumors that it’s behind schedule and has been pushed to fall of this year. It could be set in time for Photokina, or sometime around the event’s dates. Meanwhile, reports also say we’ll see the FE 135mm announced sometime in 2019, but sources don’t know the aperture yet. Some believe it will most likely have f1.8 or f2, and will be labeled a GM lens.
With the two upcoming lenses filling the gaps in terms of focal lengths, it’s easy to see why they could be on top of Sony photographers’ wishlists. Some might also share Sony Alpha Rumors’ hope that the FE 24mm f1.4 will be more compact than Sigma’s new 24mm FE lens.
Interestingly, reports of the FE 135mm lens being developed were flying around as early as May 2017. In a Sony Rumors report in October 2017, we also learned via an interview with Sony Japan that the company was developing longer telephoto EF lenses for full frame, mirrorless cameras. Aside from the FE 135mm, we may also see an FE 400mm lens being released next year.
So, there you have it Sony snappers. Let’s keep our eyes peeled for the Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM lens as Photokina draws near.