Sony E and FE Lenses

Sony calls their mount for NEX lenses the E-mount. The original E-mount has a 1.5x angle of view crop compared with 35mm and full frame cameras. With the original NEX cameras Sony announced three lenses (18-55 kit, 18-200mm, and 16mm), and has since supplemented that with several additional lenses. A number of other companies have announced support for the NEX mount, including Sigma and Zeiss. 

Sony has publicly disclosed a road map for future E-mount lenses, which included the following still unannounced E lenses:

  • Zeiss high performance zoom
  • Medium telephoto prime 

In October 2013 Sony announced full frame NEX models (A7, A7r), and a variation on the mount, called the FE-mount. Physically the same as the E-mount, you can mount E-mount lenses on FE bodies and FE-mount lenses on E bodies, but there may be cropping and/or vignetting with the former and there will be cropping with the latter. The FE-mount roadmap of unannounced lenses looks like this (in order of likely introduction):

  • 70-200mm f/4 G OSS (2014)
  • 16-35mm f/4 Zeiss OSS (2014)
  • 85mm f/1.8 Zeiss OSS (2014)
  • 100mm f/2.8 Macro G (2014)
  • 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss (2014)
  • 24mm f/2 Zeiss (2014)
  • 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 G (2015)
  • 135mm f/2 Zeiss (2015)
  • 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss (2015)
  • 35mm f/2 G OSS (2015)
  • 50mm f/1.2 Zeiss (2015)

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Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS

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  • E-mount lens format (Sony NEX)
  • 10 elements in 8 groups, 3 aspherical
  • 76 to 109 degree angle of view
  • apertures from f/4 to f/22, 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • OSS image stabilization
  • 10" (.25m) minimum focus, autofocus, manual focus override, internal focus, 1:10 maximum magnification
  • 62mm filter size, ALC-SH123 petal lens hood included
  • 2.5" x 2.8" (63.5 x 70mm) long and diameter (retracted)
  • 8 ounces (250g)
  • available in black
  • Model number SEL1018, US$850 suggested retail price
  • Announced September 12, 2012, shipped November 2012

Note: Equivalent to a 15-28mm lens, this is a wide angle zoom that opens up an entirely new range for Sony. The lens is relatively compact for its focal range.

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