Sony Says ‘Fast Portrait Primes Coming Late 2015’
A bit of rumor news that is of particular interest to me since I just picked up a new A7 II, is that Sony has updated its roadmap to include several ‘fast primes’ aimed at portraiture – and they are expected towards the end of this year!
Sadly, that is about where the information stops, but it is promising news nonetheless. The news/rumor, comes from German Journalist Martin Vieten who, as part of a Sony presentation in Germany, was given an updated (in German) roadmap with some new info regarding the end of 2015.
According to Vieten, the new lens(es) coming in late 2015 are fast primes. He goes on to say that Sony told him specifically that they would be focused on portraiture.
Currently, the list of Sony FE lenses is very, very short. Only a Zeiss 55mm F/1.8 and 35mm F/1.4 can really be considered portrait offerings (and the 35mm isn’t even shipping yet), with the other options mainly being ‘slow’ zooms. It will be interesting to see what these new lenses could be, since the 50mm and 35mm lengths are covered at this point – could they maybe be an 85mm and 135mm? That would be rather awesome if you ask me.
What focal lengths would you like to see Sony add to their lineup most? What would you least like to see added/updated? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!