AL­PHA, EX­PANDED

Sony An­nounced the and G Mas­ter Lenses

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Last month, Sony an­nounced the lat­est ad­di­tion to its Al­pha mir­ror­less cam­era lineup, the Sony As the suc­ces­sor to the ven­er­a­ble

this new cam­era comes with a host of up­dated hard­ware.

For starters, the has a beefed up aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem called the 4D FO­CUS sys­tem, which al­lows for fo­cus­ing as fast as 0.05 sec­onds, es­sen­tially mak­ing it the cam­era with the world’s fastest AF ac­qui­si­tion time. To make this pos­si­ble, the has 425 phase de­tec­tion AF points that are po­si­tioned across the frame. Apart from the AF sys­tem, the

has a newly-de­vel­oped 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sen­sor that has an ISO range of 100 to 512,200. What’s even more ex­cit­ing though, is the fact that this cam­era can record 4K video with full pixel read­out and no pixel bin­ning (when set to the Su­per 35mm for­mat).

If you’re shoot­ing videos with this cam­era, it can shoot up to 120 fps when record­ing in Full HD res­o­lu­tion. This es­sen­tially al­lows videog­ra­phers to edit their videos – via post pro­cess­ing – to 4x or 5x slow mo­tion video files. It also of­fers S-Log gamma record­ing, which al­lows for bet­ter post­pro­duc­tion edit­ing. In ad­di­tion to an­nounc­ing the

Sony also in­tro­duced the flag­ship G Mas­ter lens lineup. Cur­rently con­sist­ing of three E-mount lenses, the G Mas­ter se­ries of­fers top im­age per­for­mance for both APS-C and full-frame Sony Al­pha cam­eras.

The G Mas­ter se­ries is cur­rently made up of the SEL70200GM (70-200mm f/2.8), SEL2470GM (24-70mm and SEL85F14GM (85mm f/1.4). All three lenses are coated with Sony’s Nano AR coat­ing, in­stead of the Zeiss Vario-Tes­sar T* coat­ing. Last but not least, there are also two tele­con­vert­ers – the 1.4x SEL14TC and 2x SEL20TC.

The (bun­dled with SELP1650 lens) will be avail­able in Malaysia start­ing March 2016, as will the SEL2470GM and SEL85F14GM lenses. If you’re look­ing for­ward to the SEL70200GM, or the two tele-con­vert­ers, you’ll have to wait till May.

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Sony’s G Mas­ter lenses of­fer fixed aper­tures, and are aimed at pro­fes­sion­als.

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