16-35/2.8 ZA SSM and 70-400/4-5.6 G SSM official
September 9th, 2008 - 09:49:29 PM:
Together with the A900 Sony has also officially announced two lenses, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35/2.8 ZA SSM and the Sony 70-400/4-5.6 G SSM. The user manual of the latter has already leaked out a few days ago, so there are few surprises. Now that we can see images of it we see that it has a strange new color that was not used by Sony before, a silverish white or whitish silver.
|Sony 70-400/4-5.6 G SSM and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35/2.8 ZA SSM|
The other lens, formerly known as Large Aperture Wide-Angle Zoom, was already rumored to be a full-frame 16-35/2.8, so again, few surprises. What was not known until today is that it's a SSM lens. Sony seems to move towards an all-SSM lineup, at least for higher-end lenses.
The two lenses will be available at the end of the year or at the beginning of next year. The list price is €1500 for the 70-400 and €1700 for the 16-35.