We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, one of the major downsides of the exceptional Sony A7, A7r and A7s full-frame mirrorless cameras is the lack of native lenses, but Sony and ZEISS are working hard to remedy that.
Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
First, what we know: the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS is official. A fast wide-angle zoom for Sony full-frame E-mount owners, it’s the fifth full-frame zoom the company has released, features Optical Steady Shot stabilization, and is dust and moisture-resistant.
The lens’ optical design boasts, “five aspherical lens elements, including one large AA (advanced aspherical) element and three ED glass elements” that promise “outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness” with minimal distortion and color aberration.
It will be available in November for, and we’re quoting Sony here, “about $1,350.” Nothing like some ambiguous pricing to spice things up, right?
In addition to this officially released lens, Sony Alpha Rumors published some photos from the Sony Photokina presentation that show a 90mm f/2.8 macro, a 35mm f/1.4, and a 28mm f/2 lens in the pipeline for early 2015. Not a prime, but also set for release sometime in 2015, is a 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS.