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Sony Unveils Updated Versions of the A-Mount 24-70mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/2.8



Sony’s A-Mount system hasn’t seen very much love in recent days, but there’s still some activity. As the company promised late last year, today it announced two new versions of popular A-mount lenses: the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 16-35mm f/2.8.

The two lenses both pack improvements in image quality, ghost reduction, and autofocus. Photographers will also find a new rugged dust- and moisture-resistant design for the lens bodies.


Sony claims the enhanced autofocus delivers 4x the subject tracking speed compared to the lens’ predecessors thanks to a better motor system and more powerful processing.


The 24-70mm f/2.8 II and 16-35mm f/2.8 II lenses will be available in mid-June for $2,100 and $2,250, respectively. Regarding whether or not the A-mount will persist for much longer, that remains to be seen, but Sony is saying that the company is committed to the mount.