Sony has announced a new FE 35mm F1.8 lightweight lens. This lens brings the total number of Sony E-mount lenses to 52, 34 of which are full frame.
The lens, which has been designed to be a small and lightweight option similar to the FE 28mm F2, weighs only 280g (approx. 0.62 lbs) and will be a compact option for both full frame and APS-C cameras. It features a 9-blade circular aperture, a minimum focus distance of 0.22m, and a convenient focus hold button. It is also dust and moisture resistant, and has a quiet, linear-motor AF system.
Leica has announced the new M-E (Type 240).
The camera features a 24 megapixel newly developed LEICA MAX CMOS sensor, and a 2GB buffer (improved over the 1GB found in the M-P Type 240). A new “anthracite paint” gives the camera a sleek dark grey finish, combined with black cowhide leather for a classic look.