dpreview has just released their recommended photo gear of 2018. It is no doubt that the very popular Sony a7 III (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon) is the winner. Sony a7 III is the “dpreview’s Product of the Year”. Also Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens (B&H Photo/Amazon/ Adorama) is the best prime lens of the year, Sony RX100 VI ( B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama) is the best compact camera of the year.
Sony has officially announced the new FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens. Despite that fast maximum aperture, Sony has created a remarkably small and light lens compared to its peers, with a weight of just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). Compare that to the Sigma 24mm F1.4 Art shown below, which is 50% heavier and considerably more bulky, albeit cheaper. The US price for this lens is $1,398, check pre-order option at B&H Photo Video/Amazon/Adorama/ParkCamera.
As Photokina 2018 is coming soon, Sony also launched a web page for this event on September 26 to September 29. Tomorrow, Sony will probably announce two new FE lenses: FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens. And after Photokina 2018, Sony will announce a7S III or a6700/a6800/a7000 before PhotoPlus EXPO in late October, 2018.