Sony released three new compact prime lenses. Covering popular focal lenses like 50mm and 25mm, the three primes work with full-frame cameras like the Sony A7 III.
Three new Sony prime lenses overview
The three lenses are the FE 50mm f/2.5 G, FE 40mm f/2.5 G and FE 24mm f/2.8 G. All three of the lenses are a part of the G-series. They feature an aspherical lens design, which Sony claims produces sharper images than their spherical design when set to a wider aperture. So, this new lens design will reduce chromatic aberrations. Additionally, the lenses work for both photo taking and video recording. They feature an aperture click switch. The switch allows users to click through apertures while taking stills and remove the clicking when shooting videos.
The Prime lenses’ autofocus
All three lenses feature dual linear motors. According to Sony, the motors deliver fast autofocus with great tracking performance. Additionally, Sony says the lenses work well with the A7C and A7 III’s Real-time Eye autofocus. For filmmakers, the lenses offer quiet and low-vibration autofocus for video.
Design and durability
Each of the prime lenses has the same dimension size and weight. In total, the lenses weigh between 163 to 174g. The lenses look highly portable and great for travel or handheld recording. Also, the lenses are dust- and moisture-resistant, so they can handle some wear and tear in the elements.
Pricing and availability
The FE 50mm f/2.5 G, FE 40mm f/2.5 G, and FE 24mm f/2.8 G all cost $599 each. They’ll release this April for E-mount.