Alongside the Sony a7R III, Sony also announced an Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens (B&H Photo), adding a versatile zoom to a growing family of full frame Sony mirrorless glass – now totaling 23 lenses. It will be released in late November, 2017. The US price will be $1,299.00.
Sony also announced the development announcement of a Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master lens. Not only does this lens receive the brand’s top mark of quality, by being a part of the ‘G Master’ series, but it rounds out Sony’s overall commitment to photographers, by providing a seriously long pro-level prime. It won’t be available until Summer 2018, which is conveniently right before some sort of major worldwide sporting event. And we just can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens:
It uses a Direct Drive SSM motor, which should mean fast, silent subject acquisition, making it useful for photographers and videographers alike. And Sony claims to have engineered the lens to keep ‘focus breathing’ to a minimum. There’s no ‘G Master’ lens distinction here, but the MTF charts provided by Sony in the press presentation show it outperforming its Canon and Nikon counterparts. Take that with a grain of salt, but it’s clear Sony feels strongly about this lens’ capability.
At 663 grams it is among the lightest full-frame 24-105mm F4 lenses on the market, as well as the smallest. It is constructed of 17 elements, arranged into 14 groups with 4 aspherical and 3 ED elements. The lens is both dust and moisture resistant and should ship the last week of November. Pricing is set at $1299.