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AC­COM­PA­NY­ING THE A7R III is yet an­other new FE mount lens, the 24-105mm f4.0 G OSS zoom. Weigh­ing 663 grams, the new 24-105mm fea­tures a 17-el­e­ment op­ti­cal de­sign which in­cludes four as­pher­i­cal types – two of which are ‘AA’ (ad­vanced as­pher­i­cal) types – and three ED (ex­tralow dis­per­sion) glass el­e­ments which col­lec­tively cor­rect for both dis­tor­tion and chro­matic aber­ra­tions. This lens also utilises Sony’s orig­i­nal ‘Nano AR’ multi-coat­ing to min­imise flare and ghost­ing, and has built-in op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion. The bar­rel is sealed against the in­tru­sion of dust or wa­ter, and the ex­posed sur­face of the front el­e­ment has a flu­o­rine coat­ing to help re­pel mois­ture and grease. Other fea­tures in­clude a cus­tomis­able fo­cus-hold but­ton, a nine-blade di­aphragm (for smooth out-of-fo­cus ef­fects), Sony’s ‘Di­rect Drive SSM’ ul­tra­sonic aut­o­fo­cus­ing mo­tor, and a min­i­mum aper­ture of f22.

A much-re­quested FE mount su­per tele­photo will ar­rive dur­ing 2018 in the shape of the FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS which joins Sony’s grow­ing line-up of high-per­for­mance ‘G Master’ lenses. Few de­tails are avail­able yet, but Sony prom­ises that its new su­pertele­photo will “…de­liver a new el­e­vated shoot­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all pro­fes­sional sports, news and wildlife pho­tog­ra­phers look­ing to cap­ture all of the de­ci­sive moments with higher im­age qual­ity”.

The Sony FE 24-105mm f4.0 G OSS zoom is avail­able now priced at $2099. The FE 400mm f2.8 GM OSS will be launched to­wards the mid­dle of this year with the price an­nounced closer to this time. For more in­for­ma­tion visit

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