Sony at Photokina 2014: new E-mount lens roadmap and pictures of upcoming lenses

Sony published a new E-mount full frame lens roadmap for 2015 (previous reported here):

  • Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 (with ultra wide and fisheye teleconverters)
  • Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35 mm f/1.4 ZA
  • Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
  • Another large aperture prime lens

For future Sony plans, see also those two articles based on recent Photokina interviews: Sony unveils masterplan to take on Canon and Nikon and Sony To Keep Developing Both A-Mount And E-Mount Systems.

Here are few prototype pictures of the upcoming lenses mentioned in the roadmap above (courtesy of

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Ricoh updates Pentax K-mount lens roadmap

Ricoh Pentax K-mount lens roadmap
Ricoh updated their Pentax K-mount lens roadmap to include the three new lenses planned for 2014/2015 (see the lens prototypes here):

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Fuji has no current plans for a full frame camera

Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor

The current Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor

Fujifilm remind us again that they do not have any plans for a full frame camera for now:

Oishi said Fuji plans to launch further X-series cameras, and that there is no current plan for a full-frame model. But he pointed out that Fuji is a camera developer, so it may be a possibility at some future date. (via AP)

Fuji has provided conflicting information in the past on their future full frame camera plans:

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Canon to release more DO lenses (Diffractive Optics) in the futures, developing a new photo-storage device

Canon is working on a new 100-400mm lens that will replace the current EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L. Many of the future Canon lenses will come with a Diffractive Optics DO element (see previously filed patents):

"A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics." (via Cnet)

Here is some more information on Diffractive Optics (DO) from Canon USA:

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Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX and AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens prototypes shown at Photokina

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f:2.8 PRO DX and 24-70mm f:2.8 PRO FX lens prototypes
At the 2014 Photokina Tokina has two prototype lenses on display:

  • Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX (Aspherical, IF, APS-C) - it will replace the current Tokina 11-16mm f / 2.8
  • Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens (Aspherical, IF, full frame) - this same lens was already on displayed during the CP+ show in Japan

Here is a side by side comparison between the new Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 (left) and the current 11-16mm f/2.8 lens (right):

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Fuji at Photokina 2014: X mount lens roadmap, latest XF lenses

Some additional coverage from the Fuji booth at Photokina:

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Olympus 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8 prototype lenses on display at Photokina

Olympus 14mm f:2.8 prototype lens Olympus 300mm f:4 prototype lens
Another report from - at Photokina Olympus has on display a 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8 prototype lenses: Read More »

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