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4 New Sony FE Lenses and 2 Converters Coming for CP+

By Anthony Thurston on January 28th 2015

CP+ is always a big show in Japan. It’s the home turf of so many of the photo industry companies, so it should be no surprise that they all want to make a splash at the show. This year, it looks like Sony is going to announce 4 new lenses and 2 new converters for their ever popular A7 series cameras.

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The new lenses, which include three primes and one zoom, should be a breath of fresh air to A7 series adopters who are in desperate need of more native lens options. There are also rumblings that the A7r replacement could be announced as well, but there is no reliable information to make that seem likely.

Rumored CP+ Sony FE Lenses

  • Zeiss 35mm f/1.4
  • Sony 28mm f/2.0 G
  • 90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro
  • 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

It is also said that the Sony may unveil a new FE lens roadmap, which would be awesome for those who want to know what Sony is working on next. I know lots of people who depended on the Fuji lens roadmap when they were deciding whether to jump ship for the X-Series or not.

What are your thoughts on these rumored lenses from Sony for CP+? Do you think these are good additions to the FE lens ecosystem? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

14 Comments

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  1. Kyle Farris

    I really hope the 28mm is affordable. Maybe ~$700???

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  2. Phil Bautista

    Loving my a6000 but I’m with Matt on the need for more small and light lenses. If it’s not feasible for the full frame line, maybe they can make it for the crop sensors. Right now, I’ve been Frankensteining my Canon mount lenses to my mirrorless cameras (Nikon, Panasonic and Sony) but looking forward to selling my Canon gear and getting into Sony E-mount because of the a6000. I just hope they come out with more choices and ones that don’t break the bank and the back.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Phil, actually on the Sony A6000 there are already a handful of small and lightweight options, including 12mm, 16mm, and 19mm primes I think from Rokinon, Sony, and Sigma.

      However none of them are sharp enough for astro-landscapes wide open, at least not in the corners, and there are still a lot of bases un-covered in that wide / fast range.

      The 10-18 f/4 is very awesome though, I hear, and is certainly in the ultra-lightweight category compared to a 16-35 f/4 full-frame lens…

      All in all, I’m still 1-2 generations away from reconsidering mirrorless as my main kit.
      =Matt=

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  3. Kevin Cucci

    Still waiting for that dedicated native portrait lens… 85mm f/1.4 ? 135mm f/2 ? where are you…?

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  4. Matthew Saville

    …None of which lenses will fully maximize the portability advantages that a mirrorless camera has to offer.

    Sony, where are your rangefinder-esque f/1.8 primes that weigh 5 oz and fit three to a single lens pouch? Bah…

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Personally, Matt, I’ve never really given a darn about the size/weight of mirrorless bodies or lenses. Even at their largest, most are still smaller/lighter than DSLR equivalents, so I don’t really worry about it.

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    • Jason Markos

      And what about the 2.8 zooms??

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    • Jean-Francois Perreault

      Ditto on the 2.8 zooms.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Unfortunately, Anthony, while this may be true WRT bodies, on the lens front it’s not even possible to have the discussion since Sony has a grand total of two primes that are dedicated to their full-frame E-mount, and one of them is:

      Sony 55mm f/1.8: 10 oz, $1,000
      Nikon 50mm f/1.8 G: 6.5 oz, $200

      Whoops. :-(

      The bottom line is this: the reason I want lightweight bodies AND lenses is not just so that I can save a few ounces on a single kit, but so that I can pack multiple kits, even redundant bodies AND lenses, into the field. When your pictures / footage take 1-3 hours to create, you tend to get bored sitting around waiting for one camera…

      Right now, the only way to do that is with existing Rokinon DSLR lenses that have been kludged to fit the E-mount, instead of re-engineered to take advantage of the lack of a mirror. For now I’ll be happy with that, considering that the Rokinon 24mm E-mount is still a pretty lightweight option, but I won’t consider switching entirely to the Sony system until they offer a full-frame version of their 12mm f/2 that has rocked the APS-C version of the E-mount. And I know many other astro-landscape photographers would demand a 14-24 or similar f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom equivalent.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Anyway, here’s to hoping the 28mm f/2 doesn’t cost $1200 , and weighs less than ~10 oz…

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  5. Basit Zargar

    Love the macro rumour about it :)

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  6. Greg Silver

    Interesting…looking forward to hearing more about the 28mm f/2.0 and the 90mm f/2.8 Macro

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