Sony NEX roadmap: 7 new E-mout lenses to be launched by 2012

Sony NEX lens (E-mount) roadmap

In addition to the already existing E-mount lenses, Sony is planning to release 7 more for their mirrorless NEX system by the end of 2012:

  1. 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens
  2. new portrait lens 50mm f/1.8
  3. new Carl Zeiss wide angle lens 24mm f/1.7
  4. new telephoto zoom lens 55-200mm f/4-5.6
  5. new medium telephoto lens
  6. new high performance standard zoom
  7. new wide angle zoom

Click on the above image for larger view of each of the lenses listed.

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  • WyldRage

    Old news is old.

    By the way, the 2011 lenses’ focal lengths have been shown earlier this year. The portrait is 50mm, the CZ is 24mm (rumored at f/1.7) and the telezoom is 55-200mm.

    • CZ 24mm f/1.7
      50mm f/1.8
      55-200mm f/4-5.6

      Details on the others aren’t known, and if they really are “by the end of 2011” then Sony has moved their expected dates forward.

  • Vik

    The size of #1 does not match the pictures of the 30/3.5 Macro that were leaked previously. How recent is this picture?

  • Vik

    I just checked: In your post from May 11th, you identify #2 as the upcoming 30mm lens. That seems more plausible to me.

    That would mean that #1 is the 50mm (“portrait”) lens.

  • WyldRage

    No, this article has the correct numbering, the macro lens is just much bigger now (if the leaked photo is correct). This article’s photo was taken at CP+ 2011, where the lenses had information cards next to them on the tables. You can see them in the pictures in this article:

  • Vik

    Thanks WyldRage! What a pity, I was looking forward to a very small 50mm lens.

    Actually on those linked pictures, the 30mm looks even smaller than #1 in the above picture — so I guess one should take the size of all these prototype lenses with a grain of salt. Here is hoping for more small and affordable prime lenses.

    By the way, the leaked 30/3.5 seems rather bulky to me, are there really enough NEX Macro enthusiasts out there to make such a large and slow prime worthwhile?

    • WyldRage

      Well, a 45mm equivalent with (potentially) low distortion and good sharpness across the frame, since these are the caracteristic of a good macro lens, would be a very good all-rounder. It would probably never leave my NEX. The only negative side would be a a larger depth of field, but if you pack the macro, the 1.8/50 portrait and the 2.8/16 landscape lenses, you’ll be ready for most situations, and for a relatively low price.

      Of course, the CZ 1.7/24 will be one lens travel kit by itself, but it may well cost more than those three lenses combined…

      …and the camera to go with them.

  • -remember all the good times we had together?
    -what times?
    -the time we had those pancakes?

    eggs, milk and flour, pancake power,
    look at his milky yellow sunshine face
    flip it now flip it good oo
    flip it now flip it good oo
    some are salt
    some are sweet
    some are fruit
    some are meat

    the time we used the chive
    it really came alive!
    edbile frisbies
    springtime tuesday

    i like to boogie.

    Basically, all we want is pancakes. A NEX with a barrel lens looks like an iPhone with a beer can sitting on top.

    • skg

      can a 23mm f/2 be made as a pancake?

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