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Sony Announces Expansion of E-mount Lens Including 5 New Lens Types

by Gina 02/08/2012

Tonight at the 2012  CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show, Sony has announced intentions to grow their E-mount (NEX Cameras) lens assortment significantly over the next two years, and plans to offer a total of  15 E-mount lenses in market by the end of 2013.   For those doing the math, that amounts to 8 new lenses in addition to the 7 currently offered.  Though official specs of the new lenses have yet to be released, we are able to share a larger diagram outlining the Sony Imaging Team’s strategy for this lens roll out. Take a look and as we get more info, we’ll be sure to share.

 

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  1. Anonymous wrote: February 8, 2012 5:15pm

    Those are some amazing lens.

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  2. Anonymous wrote: February 8, 2012 6:40pm

    Thats great news!

    Is there any plans to release a lens roadmap for the A mount? We need lenses too! Hehe

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  3. Anonymous wrote: February 8, 2012 9:41pm

    I’m looking forward to the “high performance standard zoom” – which I presume would compete against Canon and Nikon’s 24-70 f2.8 lenses.
    However, when are you going to build a lens that can compete with Canon or Nikon’s 70-200 f2.8 (i.e. fast zoom that is basically a workhorse lens for many photographers) ? E 55-210mm is nice (good construction and feather weight for its focal length), but is just too slow for certain situations.

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  4. Anonymous wrote: February 9, 2012 12:19am

    I hope the new lenses would be decent and not a dog like the 16/2.8. The 24/1.8 E-Sonnar is fabulous. The 30/3.5 macro is decent. The 16/2.8 a real dog.

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  5. Anonymous wrote: February 9, 2012 2:20am

    Hi Gina,

    Could you try to find out what the colour coding means? What do the green and grey bars represent.

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    1. Anonymous wrote: November 14, 2012 6:41pm

      this is tough. i stared at this pricute for a very long time. all i can think of is that maybe it’s a little tiny section of some kind of brick sort-of walk way something. hahahaha. but it’s hard knowing that this image is so magnified. i’m trying to imagine what this looks like as 1/4 inch and it’s hard. i give up. i hope when you give us the answer you can post a pricute of the whole thing from farther away so we can see how this piece fits into it all.

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  6. Anonymous wrote: February 9, 2012 6:48am

    Hard to see. Put the photo in higher resolution.

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  7. KevinBarrett wrote: February 9, 2012 8:49am

    *crosses fingers*

    Any chance we’ll see a CDAF “Smooth Trans-Focus” portrait lens for the E mount? Something a little longer and faster than the 50/1.8 OSS?

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  8. bknutson wrote: February 19, 2012 2:29pm

    In reply to ‘Anonymous to Gina’,

    I’m going out on a limb here but the only one in shaded in green that is available today is a Zeiss lens. Perhaps the rest of the ones coming that are shaded in green are also Zeiss lenses?!

    Perhaps wishful thinking.

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  9. Anonymous wrote: June 27, 2012 5:07pm

    where are the nex lenses? I bought a NEX7 and housing for underwater photography, trusting that there would soon be an E-mount macro lens in the 60 to 100mm range. Sony seem to have lost interest in developing high quality lenses for the NEX system. Is there any hope?

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    1. Anonymous wrote: July 31, 2012 6:29pm

      I also in the same boat, as a diver i wish sony came up with new macro lens with longer focal length than the current 30mm one. Plus a wide angle zoom lens for that wide shoot.

      I hope sony will came out with new quality lens soon. A great camera is nothing without a great lens.

      Best wishes,
      Diving with sony nex 5n

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      1. Kathleen wrote: August 1, 2012 12:18pm

        Thanks for your feedback! We’ll pass it along to the product team.

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  10. Anonymous wrote: July 31, 2012 6:21pm

    Hi Sony,
    I am a diver and i use sony nex 5n for diving. I like your 30mm macro lens with 1:1 magnification but I wish you would introduce new macro lens with longer focal length like 60mm or 90mm or 100mm with 1:1 magnification. With OSS too if posible :)

    Also a wide angle zoom lens would be great too for that wide angle shoot. These 2 lens would be a divers wish list on sony nex.
    There are growing number of diver that use nex 5N and Nex 7.

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  11. Anonymous wrote: October 20, 2012 7:04pm

    I agree with those above please please please make us a new macro lens. You are going to lose your divers to olympus who already released a m 4/3rd 60mm macro and a 12-50mm with a 45mm macro built in. A 60mm or 100mm macro would be just what the doctor ordered

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  12. Anonymous wrote: November 1, 2012 2:14am

    Macro shooters need medium and long macro lens, especially underwater photographers. The 30mm macro is too short except for medium size subjects like flowers, large fish, etc. Why did they even bother to make a 30mm macro rather than a 50, 60 or 100mm? No one shoots with a 30mm macro. What are you thinking at Sony. Great news that Zeiss is bringing us a sharp and fast 50mm macro, that will certainly help, but we need a 75 to 100mm macros too.

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