Sony has announced a pair of new A-mount lenses, the 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* and 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* models. These updates to previous lenses in the A-mount line-up that are now around 7 years old.
It is also nice to see updates to the A-mount system in general. The A-mount line has been rather sluggish with updates lately and many have started wondering if Sony was going to kill it off. With a pair of new flagship lenses, it appears that won’t be the case in the immediate future.
The new wide-angle and standard zoom lenses offer a number of improvements in image quality, ghost reduction and AF performance, as well as weather sealing.
Sony claims an improvement by 4x in subject tracking AF speed over their respective predecessors and supposedly perform excellently with the Sony A77 II.
Both lenses are expected to be available in June.
The Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II retails for $2250. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II retails for $2100. Check it out here at B&H Photo.