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Spoiled for choice: Sony α E-mount family grows with four brand-new full-frame lenses plus two full-frame converters

Press release   •   Mar 04, 2015 05:00 CET

Zeiss® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z) full-frame wide angle

FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G) full-frame mid-telephoto macro G Lens

FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SEL24240) 10x full-frame zoom

FE 28mm F2 (SEL28F20) full-frame wide angle prime

SEL057FEC Dedicated Fisheye Converter and SEL075UWC Ultra-wide Converter for full-frame SEL28F20

VCL-ECU2/VCL-ECF2 Ultra Wide & Fisheye converters (APS-C)

Serious photographers now have the opportunity to explore even more creative possibilities with four brand-new full-frame α E-mount lenses for Sony’s acclaimed family of mirrorless cameras.

From soulful portraits, dramatic landscapes and exquisite macro shots to fast-moving action, travel and everyday shooting – the expanded E-mount range has every situation covered. The quartet of premium lenses is joined by a further four lens converters – two of them full frame – making it easy to capture dramatic ultra-wide or fisheye perspectives.

Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z) full-frame wide angle

Legendary ZEISS® optical performance is showcased in this full-frame wide angle prime that’s a superior choice for uncompromising professionals and enthusiasts wanting to craft portraits, day-to-day snapshots and night scenes.

Offering a minimum focusing distance of just 0.3m, the SEL35F14Z is also the first E-mount lens to provide an extra-fast F1.4 aperture: ideal for super smooth bokeh (defocus) effects in combination with the 9-blade circular aperture.

Stunning corner-to-corner sharpness – even at maximum aperture – is assured by an advanced optical design that features aspherical elements including one Sony AA (advanced aspherical) element. Peerless optical performance is further assured by the ZEISS® T* coating that suppresses flare and ghosting for natural colour reproduction and excellent contrast.

Whether you’re shooting movies or stills, the Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) system enables whisper-quiet precision focusing, even at the shallowest depth of field. A dedicated aperture ring can be set for smooth, continuous operation – ideal for movie-makers – or with click-stops to provide tactile feedback when shooting stills. The dust and moisture resistant design ensures reliable operation when shooting outdoors.

FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G) medium telephoto macro

Tailor-made for high-impact close-ups and portraits, the SEL90M28G delivers an impressive blend of clarity and exceptionally smooth bokeh - thanks to careful control of spherical aberration – that’s a signature of every G Lens. The E-mount line-up’s first mid-telephoto macro also features built in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilisation, allowing pin-sharp images at up to 1:1 magnification even when shooting handheld.

The smooth, quiet Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) mechanism drives two ‘floating’ focus groups independently, ensuring extremely precise focus positioning that’s crucial for macro photography.

Inner focus maintain constant total lens length – a big plus when you’re just centimetres from your subject during macro shooting. There’s also a focus hold button and sliding focus ring that instantly switches between manual and auto focus[i]. Resistance to dust and moisture helps ensure dependable performance when you’re shooting detail-packed close-ups of insects and wildlife in rainy conditions.

FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SEL24240) full-frame zoom

One lens, virtually limitless possibilities: the SEL24240 handles everything from landscapes and everyday portraits to thrilling sports and action scenes. Its huge 24-240mm range (10x zoom) makes this full-frame tele zoom an ideal travel partner, covering focal lengths from wide angle to telephoto without the need to carry extra lenses.

The advanced design includes five aspherical elements and one ED glass element, contributing to excellent optical performance in a compact, easy-to-handle body. Serious photographers’ needs are catered for with an advanced linear motor that drives the focusing mechanism for quick, smooth response throughout the generous zoom range.

Built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilisation is a welcome addition for handheld telephoto shots and low-light scenes at longer shutter speeds. Like every new FE (full frame) lenses, the SEL24240 features a dust and moisture resistant design.

FE 28mm F2 (SEL28F20) full-frame wide angle prime

An ideal second lens to supplement every photographer’s basic lens kit, this full-frame 28mm wide-angle prime features a bright F2.0 maximum aperture that’s ideal for handheld shooting in low light.

Light, compact and designed to resist dust and moisture, the lens makes a beautifully-proportioned match for Sony’s acclaimed α7 series full-frame camera bodies, with a high-grade aluminium finish adding instant visual appeal. The 9-blade circular aperture, three aspherical lens elements – including one AA (advanced aspherical) element – and two ED glass elements ensure excellent edge-to-edge sharpness plus beautifully smooth defocused areas. All lens surfaces are multi-coated to suppress flare and ghosting with backlit shots.

The inner focus mechanism is driven by an advanced linear actuator for whisper-quiet AF, with overall lens length remaining constant during focusing.

For even wider perspectives, the optional SEL075UWC Ultra-wide Converter and SEL057FEC Fisheye Converter respectively increase angle of view to 21mm or 16mm fisheye with full 180° coverage[ii]. Maximum aperture of each converter when mounted on the SEL28F20 is F2.8 and F3.5 respectively. In a first for α lens converters, corresponding EXIF data is generated with either converter attached to the lens.

The SEL28F20, SEL075UWC and SEL057FEC are all available separately. In addition, photographers are offered two value ‘kits’ that bundle the SEL28F20 with the SEL075UWC or SEL057FEC respectively.

VCL-ECU2 Ultra-Wide and VCL-ECF2 Fisheye APS-C converters

There’s no need to compromise optical performance when exploring extreme wide-angle and fisheye perspective effects.

The VCL-ECU2 adapter is compatible with the SEL16F28 16mm F2.8 and SEL20F28 20mm F2.8 wide angle (APS-C) lenses, boosting ultra-wide angle performance to 12mm (with SEL16F28) or 16 mm (SEL20F28). The VCL-ECF2 Fisheye Converter creates exaggerated perspective effect, with a full 180 degree field of view for the SEL16F28, and 133 degrees for the SEl20F28. Each converter sports a smart new black finish.

Software updates for E-mount lenses

Available now, a new software update enhances lens functionality for selected current E-mount lens models. There will also be a software update for these newly-announced FE lens models in late March. Please check details at the Sony support site.

The SEL35F14Z,SEL90M28G, SEL24240 andSEL28F20 E-mount lenses plus SEL075UWC, SEL057FEC, VCL-ECU2 and VCL-ECF2 lens adapters are available to pre-order now at

Key features & specifications

SEL35F14Z SEL90M28G SEL24240 SEL28F20
35mm equiv. focal length (when attached to APS-C body) 52.5mm 135mm 36-360mm 42mm
Max. magnification ratio (x) 0.18 1.0 0.27 AF =0.13x MF =0.16x
Min. focus 0.3m 28cm 0.5m (Wide) – 0.8m (Tele) AF = 29cm MF =25cm
Filter dia. 72 mm 62 mm 72 mm 49 mm
Dimensions (Dia. x L) 78.5 x 112 mm 79 x 130.5 mm 80.5mm x 118.5mm 64x60mm
Weight (approx.) 630g 602g 780g 200g
Supplied accessories Front cap (Φ72㎜),Rear cap, Hood, Case Front cap (Φ62㎜), Rear cap, Hood, Case Front cap (Φ 72㎜), Rear cap, Hood Front cap (Φ 49㎜) Rear cap, Hood
Colour Black Black Black Black

For more information, please contact your local PR manager or:

David Edwards, Corporate Communications, Sony Europe / +44 (0)1932 817 022

[i]Please check Sony support site for details on specific camera body compatibility with focus hold button operation etc.

[ii] When mounted on camera with APS-C sensor, SEL075UWC focal length is 31.5mm and SEL057FEC focal length is 24mm (with diagonal angle = 105°).

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