It has been an exciting year for gear, and it looks like camera companies are showing no signs of slowing down. Sony looks to be next in line, with an exciting and boundary-pushing lens being readied for announcement next week.
Nokishita is reporting that Sony is readying the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM for release next week.
Traditionally, 14mm primes lenses max out at f/2.8, with the one notable exception being the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, which is over a stop faster. When I reviewed it a few years ago, I noted that while it is definitely a niche lens, it is just so unique and interesting that it is addicting to shoot with. In fact, after I sent my review copy back, I tried to resist purchasing my own for as long as I could, but after I reworked my kit this year, I bought a used copy, and I have been having a ton of fun with it. Sony's version is rumored to be part of its respected G Master line, which means it will offer high optical quality and performance, likely making it a great option for astrophotographers, landscape photographers, and events shooters. We'll see what next week brings!