The argument that sony doesn’t offer enough professional lenses for their full frame mirrorless system just vanished into thin air with the HUGE announcement of three seriously professional lenses (with serious professional prices to match).  These lenses are compatible with the Sony a7 series of cameras and the a6000 crop series cameras including the newly announced a6300.

Sony FE GM Lenses

The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM LensSony 24-70 f/2.8

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • One ED Element, One Super ED Element
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Direct Drive SSM Focus System
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm

AVAILABLE in March – Preorder from B&H Photo $2,198.00

 

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
  •  E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • Four ED Elements, Two Super ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating and Fluorine Coating
  • Linear SSM Focus System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

AVAILABLE in ???? –  Link at B&H Photo Price Unknown (I expect about $2400)

 

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens

GM Lenses 3

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One XA Element and Three ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Linear SSM Focus System
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  • Manual Aperture Ring – Click or no Click setting available
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

AVAILABLE in March – Preorder from B&H Photo $1,798.00

 

Two Teleconverters for FE lenses 1.4x and 2.0x

sony teleconverters sony teleconverters

More at B&H Photo

 

The 24-70 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8 provide wedding photographers and event photographers with the two staple lenses. I expect these lenses to be sharp and extremely well built.   Along with the 85mm f/1.4 and the additional lens offerings like the Batis series Sony now has the lenses and the bodies to really start attracting professionals in numbers that should scare the pants of Canon and Nikon.  I am not saying this is all a perfect system – see my discussion of why I don’t love shooting with the Sony a7RII at weddings but this does make the entire system much more appealing. I’d love to hear your thoughts and don’t complain about the price- they are comparable to the Canon and Nikon offerings.

More about the newly announced A6300.


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