Sony Announces Two NEW APS-C Zoom Lenses for Versatile E-mount System

~ by Sony India

Sony launches two new zoom lenses in India for the APS-C line-up. The new G-series E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom. With this announcement, Sony’s versatile E-mount system now features a total of 54 lenses.

In addition to the new lenses, Sony has also introduced two new APS-C Mirrorless Cameras, the Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 models. Click here to know more:

Ultra-Sharp APS-C E 16-55 mm F2.8 G Standard Zoom Lens

An all-round lens suitable for both professionals and enthusiasts to capture landscapes, portraits, and everyday snapshots. The Lens with 16-55 mm (24-82.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length) APS-C standard zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture offers unmatched performance and excellent G Lens image quality.

MRP Rs. 102,490 (Incl. of all taxes)

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  • Corner to Corner Resolution (even at F2.8)
  • Two AA (advanced aspherical) and two aspherical elements suppress aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner G Lens resolution, while three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberration and colour bleeding to a minimum. The lens is able to ensure clear and high image quality by suppressing flare and ghosting by adoption of Nano AR coating. While the 9-blade circular aperture mechanism and precisely controlled spherical aberration ensures beautiful bokeh.

  • Fast AF
  • Both the lens also includes XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motor as equipped in G Master™ series lenses utilized for fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking.

  • Professional control and reliability
  • Customizable focus hold button have been provided for instantaneous operation. And Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus control. In order to deal with the difficult outdoor conditions, the lens has a dust and moisture resistant design. Along with fluorine coated front element to resist dirt and fingerprints.

Compact and Lightweight APS-C E70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens

The new E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens with optimized optical and mechanical design provides excellent G Lens image quality throughout the image area even at the maximum 350mm (105-525mm in 35mm equivalent) focal length.

MRPRs. 75,990 (incl. of all taxes)

  • Corner to Corner Image Quality (even at 350 mm)
  • One aspherical lens suppresses optical aberration and provide outstanding resolution from corner-to-corner. Three ED glass elements effectively arranged suppress chromatic aberration and control colour blur even at corners. The circular aperture contributes to soft, beautiful bokeh.

  • Convenience
  • Compact, lightweight design at 625 grams (20.09 oz.) makes this 5x super-telephoto zoom remarkably mobile. It also includes built-in optical image stabilization which adds even further stability and convenience to this versatile super-telephoto zoom that is ideal for landscape and wildlife photographers.

  • Fast AF
  • Sony’s advanced XD Linear Motor technology in an APS-C format lens, for fast, precise AF and tracking.

  • Excellent control and reliability
  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization makes it easier to capture images with greatly reduced blur, particularly when shooting at super-telephoto focal lengths. A conveniently placed focus hold button can be assigned to a variety of functions via camera body.

    Also, an AF/MF focus mode switch on the lens which makes it easy to quickly switch between auto and manual focus to respond to changing shooting needs. Engage the zoom lock switch to prevent the lens from extending under its own weight during transportation. The lens has been curated with a dust and moisture resistant design to ensure safety and protection.

  • Lens comparison
E 16–55 mm F2.8 G
SEL1655G
E 70–350 mm F4.5–6.3 G OSS
SEL70350G
MRP Rs.102,490 (incl. of all taxes) EMRP Rs.75,990 (incl. of all taxes)
MOUNT Sony E-mount Sony E-mount
FORMAT APS-C APS-C
FOCAL-LENGTH 16–55 70–350
35 MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL LENGTH (APS-C) 24–82.5 105–525
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS 12-17 13–19
ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM) No No
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C) 83°–29°2 22°–4° 40'2
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F) 2.8 4.5–6.3
MINIMUM APERTURE (F) 22 22-32
APERTURE BLADES 9 7
CIRCULAR APERTURE/th> Yes Yes
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE 0.33 m (1.09) 1.1–1.5 m (3.61–4.93)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO 0.2 0.23
FILTER DIAMETER 67 67
IMAGE STABILISATION (STEADYSHOT™) - (body-integrated) Optical SteadyShot™
ZOOM SYSTEM Manual Manual
ZOOM SPEED SWITCH (STEP) No No
TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY (X1.4) No No
TELECONVERTER COMPATIBILITY (X2.0) No No
DIMENSIONS (DIAMETER X LENGTH) 73 x 100 mm (2 7/8 x 4) 77 x 142 mm (3 1/8 x 5 5/8)
WEIGHT 494 g (17.5) 625 g (22.1)
625 g (22.1) Hood (model): ALC-SH161
Lens front cap: ALC-F67S
Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM
Soft case
Hood (model): ALC-SH160
Lens front cap: ALC-F67S
Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM

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