Sony Announces the Launch of Three Prime Lenses – 24mm f/2.8 G, 40mm f/2.5 G, and 50mm f/2.5 G
Sony has finally unveiled three compact, fast prime lenses — The 24mm f/2.8 G, 40mm f/2.5 G, and 50mm f/2.5 G specially engineered to incorporate high-quality into a small size. Part of the Sony’s G lens series, the three lenses are similar in performance but will serve different purposes because of their different focal lengths.
As confirmed by the company, these lenses are an addition to the existing line of lenses rather than a replacement to any, which means that the 24mm f/2.8 G, 40mm f/2.5 G, and 50mm f/2.5 G lenses have increased the number of Sony’s full E-mount lenses to 63 total optics.
The lenses have similar design, being identical in size and featuring an aspherical lens and an extremely low dispersion optic along with a seven-bladed circular aperture. However, they do have different weight. The 24mm weighs 162 grams, the 40mm weighs 173 grams, and the 50mm weighs 174 grams.
The FE 24mm f/2.8 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.24mtr (AF) / 0.18mtr (MF) and maximum magnification of up to 0.13x (AF) / 0.19x (MF).
The 40mm f/2.5 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.28mtr (AF) / 0.25mtr (MF) and maximum magnification of up to 0.20x (AF) / 0.23x (MF).
The 50mm f/2.5 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.35mtr (AF) / 0.31mtr (MF) and a maximum magnification of up to 0.18x (AF) / 0.21x (MF).
All the three lenses are claimed to have fast, accurate, and soundless autofocus making them perfect for both stills and video. The lenses use double linear motors that help to achieve focus internally with minimum vibration.
Additionally, the lenses are constructed from an aluminium barrel and are dust and moisture resistant. The aluminium barrel gives the lenses durability and a classic finish with the iris ring indices, focal length markings, and Sony logo engraved into the metal.
They also feature the standard from Sony; a focus ring with a linear response manual focus, an AF/MF switch, a focus hold button and a de-clickable aperture.
Further, the company seems sure that it would not be difficult to meet the demand as the manufacturing process of such lenses is comparatively easier.
Here are some images shot using these three lenses:
The 24mm f/2.8G and 40mm f/2.5G should be available from mid May 2021 and 50mm f/2.5G should hit the shelves late May 2021. All these lenses should be priced at $600 apiece.
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