Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sony Announces Three New Lenses

Hello everyone!

Been a while since I last blogged and there has been a couple of announcements from Sony which I haven't mentioned. The first I will talk about is the three new lenses that were announced last month.

New lenses from Sony

The three lenses are the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM (SAL24F20Z), DT 35mm F1.8 SAM (SAL35F18) and the 85mm F2.8 SAM (SAL85F28). Two lenses are for full frame and the DT lens designed for APSC sized sensors. The following is an extract from the press release about the specs of  these lenses.

Distagon T* 24mm F2 SSM (SAL24F20Z)DT 35mm F1.8 SAM (SAL35F18)85mm F2.8 SAM (SAL85F28)
Focal-length 24mm35mm85mm
Lens (groups/elements) 7-9 5-64-5
Aspherical elements 2 00
ED glass 2 00
Min. focus distance 0.19m 0.23m0.6m
Max. magnification 0.29 0.250.2
Built-in Auto focus motor SSMSAMSAM
Image stabilization Yes
(body integrated)
(body integrated)
(Body integrated)
Filter dia. 72mm55mm55mm
Dimension Φ78×76mm φ70×52mmφ70x52
Accessory Hood, case, front & rear capsHood, front & rear capsHood, front & rear caps

These newly announced lenses are good news for Sony shooters, plus there are new DSLRs that will be announced in the next few weeks. The following info about the new cameras were provided by Sony Alpha Rumors

1) A55 (translucent) 16MP 10FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full hd
2) A33 (translucent) 14MP 7FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full hd
3) A560 14MP 7FPS MF recording AVCHD full hd
4) A580 16MP 7FPS MF recording AVCHD full hd

New Sony DSLRs that will be announced very soon

With Photokina coming up there is going to be ton of new announcements from all the camera manufacturers with new cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment. I'm hoping Sony will announce the new a7xx so I can hopefully buy it before my trip. 

Sony also announced their new consumer camcorder, the NEX-VG10E. Headline features for this new video camera include: 

• 14.2 effective megapixel ExmorTM  APS HD CMOS sensor (19.5 times larger than conventional camcorder) for stunning images with beautiful background defocus
• Accepts E-mount interchangeable lenses plus A-mount α DSLR lenses (via optional adaptor)
• High quality audio with Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Microphone and external mic input
• 7.5cm (3 inch-type) Xtra Fine LCD and electronic viewfinder

Seems like Sony are announcing something new every month and I can't wait to see what they introduce this month and next month. Thats all for my tech news. 
I am currently writing up the captions and organizing my photos for my 319 project. Its actually takes up a lot of time and that will be up very soon. Hopefully I'll have it finished by tonight.
Thats all for now. 

Thanks for reading!

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