These two new additions bring the I-Series of lenses to a total of six, sitting alongside the 24mm f/3.5, 35mm f/2, 45mm f/2, and 65mm f/2. Each lens features an aperture ring that, as well as the focusing ring, has received a lot of praise from reviewers (myself included) for giving a refined, tactile shooting experience and accurately replicating the feel of vintage glass.
Other distinctive features of the series are the compact size, metal construction, magnetic lens caps, and metal lens hoods.
The 90mm f/2.8 has 11 elements in 10 groups, autofocus via a stepping motor, 9 rounded diaphragm blades, a minimum focusing distance of 19.7 inches (50 cm), dust and weather sealing, and the L-mount version weighs 10.4 oz (295 g).
The 24mm f/2 offers an alternative to the existing 24mm f/3.5 (which at $549 is $90 cheaper but around two thirds the weight and slightly smaller). It shares many of the features of the 90mm except that it has 10 elements in 8 groups, 7 rounded diaphragm blades, a minimum focusing distance of 9.65 inches (24.5 cm), and weighs 12.9 oz (365 g).
Both lenses will cost $639 and will be available to purchase in the next couple of weeks.
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