Sony has recently announced the new E-mount E 16-55mm F/2.8 G and E 70-350mm F/4.5-6.3 G OSS in conjunction with the new Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 mirrorless cameras, bringing the E-mount system to a total 54 lenses.
E 16-55mm F/2.8 G
The 16-55mm(24-82.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length due to the crop factor), the wide f/2.8 in a zoom lens will offer excellent Bokeh as expected by G Lens. A very well rounded lens, it’s perfect for a portrait, landscapes and street photography.
The 16-55mm provides high corner-to-corner resolution throughout the zoom range even at f/2.8 with reduced chromatic aberration and colour bleeding to the absolute minimum. It’s XD(Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motor also helps with fast, precise and quiet AF and tracking perfect for professionals and enthusiast alike. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant and it’s front is coated with fluorine to resist dirt and fingerprints.
E 70-350mm F/4.5-6.3 G OSS
The new super-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length up to a staggering 350mm(105-525mm in 35mm equivalent focal length) allows you to take telescopic pictures without stretching your neck. Another plus side to this lens is that it includes built-in optical image stabilization removing blurred pics and shaky videos as part of your worries perfect for fast-shooting sports and wildlife photography.
Unfortunately, it is not a fast lens as its widest aperture is at f/4.5 at 70mm and f/6.3 at 350mm, you won’t be getting any of that dreamy bokeh at this rate. But due to its small aperture, it allows the lens to be compact and lightweight at only 625 grams with XD Linear Motor Technology similar to the E 16-55mm F/2.8 G.
The E 16-55mm F/2.8 G and E 70-350mm F/4.5-6.3 G OSS is clearly a great addition to the APS-C mirrorless lens lineup increasing its variety of choices of Sony’s native glass. Its implementation of image stabilization on its optical lens will surely help some of Sony’s APS-C mirrorless cameras which do not have in-built image stabilization. Either way, it’s a win.