[Rumor] Sony to Introduce 16-35 f/2.8 FE Lens Before Christmas, 2015
Sony Alpha Rumors just ran a story about the possible introduction of a 16-35mm f/2.8. According to the site a reader spoke with a prominent camera store which may be privy to yet-to-be-introduced products because of their buying status with manufacturers.
Many alpha-shooters have been begging Sony for f/2.8 zooms since the introduction of the system and if this pans out it could be a pretty big deal for those of us who like zooms faster than f/4.0 and don't want to use an adapter.
The full post from the SAR reader can be found here, the rumor has been given a rank of SR2 meaning that it's from a first-time or unknown source and may not be completely accurate.
Of course this lens likely wouldn't be a direct replacement to the wildly popular Sony / Zeiss FE 16-35 f/4.0. Rather, it would be an option for people looking for more light, shallower DOF, etc.
So far we don’t know for sure what new zoom lens will be announced from Sony. All we know is that Sony stated many times fast f/2.8 zooms are high on their priority list."
If the post is correct we can expect at least one of the 2.8 zooms before Christmas, 2015. Fingers crossed.
[Via Sony Alpha Rumors]