Sony is preparing to introduce a new fast zoom lens, reports one of the foreign sources. The first confirmation image of the Sony FE 24-50mm F/2.8 G lens has now been released and is likely to be announced soon. Sony has not yet officially announced the announcement date of the new optics.
Judging by the published image, the Sony FE 24-50mm F/2.8 G lens will be designed for full-frame cameras, and at the same time has fairly compact dimensions. It can be seen that the lens has three control rings: aperture, zoom and focus. There is a corresponding marking next to the aperture ring for greater convenience.
Despite the high aperture, the future new product will not belong to the G-master line (otherwise it would compete with the standard Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 GM II zoom). However, despite this, the lens will provide a high aperture ratio and at the same time will cost less than the second generation G-master.
By the way, the Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 GM II lens has a similar form factor and a three-ring control system. There are no image stabilization systems either in it or in the future new product – Sony FE 24-50mm F/2.8 G.
So far, the announcement date and potential characteristics of the Sony FE 24-50mm F/2.8 G lens have not been disclosed. The source will probably publish details about this optics in the near future.
It was previously reported that Sony is preparing to release a new movie camera. According to foreign media reports, it may receive a global shutter. It is reported that in essence this will be a significantly improved model of the existing Sony PXW-Z750 on the market – with a larger sensor, global shutter, 4K 120 fps, 15 stops of dynamic range and other innovative improvements.
The source reports that the new camera from Sony will receive an increased base ISO – up to 2000 (lower limit), and a second base value of ISO 6400. These parameters correspond to the Sony F55 and Sony FX9 film camera models. This suggests that the camera may, after all, have a cinematic focus or a dual purpose: broadcasting + filming.