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Sony has announced three new lenses for the Sony NEX system, including a new wider 16-50mm f/3.5 kit lens, a 10-18mm f/4.0 ultra-wide zoom lens and a 35mm f/1.8 prime lens, all three lenses come with optical steady shot.
- Sony E PZ 16-50mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS - £310 RRP power zoom, available Jan with smooth zooming - the lens is half size of 18-55mm - collapsable lens like the Panasonic X 14-45mm lens.
- Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS £750 (RRP) Available Nov
- Sony E 35mm F/1.8 OSS £400 (RRP) Available Dec
Have a look at the new lenses, in our hands-on look at the new Sony NEX-6.
From Sony: New interchangeable lenses for E-mount cameras
The choice of interchangeable lenses for E-mount cameras by Sony grows with three additional models.
The SELP1650 is an extremely light, compact 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens with Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation built-in for clearer handheld images. The lens body measures just 29.9mm when fully retracted, making the SELP1650 an ideal travel companion. There’s also a dual-function ring that controls both power zoom and manual focus, depending on operating mode. With the camera set to AF the control ring adjusts smooth, high-speed zoom with small hand movements. With the camera in MF mode, the ring controls manual focus. Smooth power zoom makes the lens particularly suitable for video shooting.
The SEL35F18 is a fast 35mm prime / fixed focal length lens with a bright maximum aperture of F1.8 and Optical SteadyShot built in. It offers excellent optical sharpness and clarity as well as bokeh effect– whether you’re shooting portraits, street scenes or Full HD video. Featuring a new exterior design, the lens is easy to handle and light to carry.
Adopting the super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass which reduces colour aberration, the SEL1018 is a super-wide angle zoom with a maximum aperture of F4 right across its 10-18mm range and Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation inside. Ideal for landscapes and interiors, it’s also capable of producing dramatic perspective effects at its widest setting. For more information please visit the Sony website.