Sony Releases Three New Lenses

Sony Releases Three New Lenses

In addition to the five new cameras released today, Sony has also released three new lenses: the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6, the 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar, and the DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. These three lenses span across different uses and customers and it's a nice mix. What's not so nice is the pricing, which could leave a few of you sticker shocked.

Of the three lenses released, only the 70-400mm and the 50mm are bound to be of major interest to most of you, the 18-55mm being the standard run-of-the-mill kit lens that comes with every entry level DSLR. The 70-400mm is a nice addition to the family and so is the 50mm, but it comes at a cost. Many of us love using Zeiss lenses and it's rare to be able to have autofocus, but is it really worth $1500? Only tests will really be able to determine that. It better be absolutely tack sharp and blow us out of the water, because that pricing brings some high expectations.






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Eric Chan's picture

I thought 50mm 1.4 were supposed to be standard/cheaper designs.  What's up with that?  The ZE/ZF version are $725, did the AF motor really cost $775 to design/produce?  Screams "profit!" to me..