Three New Lenses From Sony

  By Ryley Smith

 

Sony is seriously on a roll! They have announced the addition of three new G Lenses! The FE 50mm F2.5 GFE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 GAll three lenses deliver high image quality and beautiful bokeh in a lightweight and compact design, perfect for photographers and videographers needing high image quality combined with easy mobility. Designed for a wide range of photo and video uses including portraiture, landscape, street photography and more, these lenses are ready to execute your artistic vision!

As a set, the FE 50mm F2.5 GFE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G deliver an ideal focal length for any shoot, from wide-angle landscapes or establishing shots on the 24mm, to a closer versatile perspective with the 40mm and a normal field of view ideal for portraits and closer shots on the 50mm. With intuitive operability and superb build quality, this lens set is perfect for a variety of needs for any content creator.

All three lenses are the same size with a diameter of 6.8 cm and a length of 4.5 cm. They all also have the same filter diameter (49mm) and are almost all the same weight at just under 0.40 pounds. They all feature the same stylish exterior design with focal lengths that are clearly marked so users can easily switch from lens to lens.

The FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G combine the high image quality of a G Lens with a compact and lightweight form factor. The image quality is achieved by state-of-the-art optics using aspherical elements and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, delivering high resolution and suppressing colour fringing from corner to corner, even from the widest aperture, with a shallow depth of field. The stunning bokeh of the G lenses is achieved with the optimization of a circular aperture and is delivered at the widest point of each lens.

The FE 50mm F2.5 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.35m (AF) / 0.31m (MF) and a maximum magnification of up to 0.18x (AF) / 0.21x (MF), which is ideal for a variety of shooting environments and subjects.

The FE 40mm F2.5 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.28m (AF) / 0.25m (MF) and a maximum magnification of up to 0.20x (AF) / 0.23x (MF). Particularly for movie shooting, 40mm is the preferred angle of view as it corresponds to the natural field of vision. For stills, 40mm allows subjects to stand out against backgrounds.

With a wide 24mm angle of view, the FE 24mm F2.8 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.24m (AF) / 0.18m (MF) and a maximum magnification of up to 0.13x (AF) / 0.19x (MF), the user can easily shoot close-ups with a blurred background.

All the lenses feature a focus hold button, focus mode switch, aperture ring, and aperture click switch for ideal operability. The focus hold button is customizable from the camera menu and can be assigned based on users’ preferences. The aperture ring provides an intuitive and direct feel, compared to operating the aperture from the camera body. The aperture also provides switchable click stops that can be turned off for movie shooting using the aperture click switch. Furthermore, with Linear Response MF, the focus ring responds precisely and linearly when focusing manually, so control feels immediate and intuitive, directly reflecting the intent of the photographer and allowing delicate focus adjustments.

The FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G feature two linear motors to deliver fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance which is maintained despite instantaneous changes in subject motion. Making each of the lenses ideal for tracking moving subjects. The AF is also quiet, so works for both still and movie shooting. 

 

For more information on the FE 50mm F2.5 G, click here!

For more information on the FE 40mm F2.5 G, click here!

For more information on the FE 24mm F2.8 G, click here!

 

Featured in this blog: 

Sony FE 50mm f2.5 G

Sony FE 40mm f2.5 G

Sony FE 24mm f2.8 G

 

Ryley Smith

Ryley Smith

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.