New Sony Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm F2.8 II & Vario-Sonnar T 16-35mm F2.8 II

Sony today has announced two new high-performance ZEISS® lenses zoom lenses – a standard zoom and a wide-angle zoom – for its α A-mount system.

Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II ( model SAL2470Z2 )

Covering a popular 24-70mm range of focal lengths, this high performance full-frame zoom delivers imaging quality you’d expect from a prime lens.From everyday snapshots to handheld portraits, landscapes and wildlife, you’ll enjoy legendary ZEISS® sharpness and contrast at all focal lengths. With a bright constant F2.8 maximum aperture right across the zoom range, the SAL2470Z2 is a dependable partner for low-light portraits, dim interiors and night-time scenes.Aspherical and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements are combined in a precision optical design that’s highly effective at suppressing aberration. You’ll appreciate the difference with high contrast and faithful reproduction of delicate gradations.

Availability : June 2015
Price : $2100 ( Adorama | B&H | Amazon )

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Sample Image

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Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II ( model SAL1635Z2 ) 

This large aperture, wide angle zoom is equally capable of capturing spectacular scenery or bustling street scenes. With a bright F2.8 maximum aperture at all zoom settings, it’s also ideal for handheld shooting at twilight or in dimly-lit interiors.The precision optical design features aspherical lens elements that minimise distortion. In addition, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and Super ED glass elements provide superior contrast, resolution, and colour fidelity.

Availability : June 2015
Price : $2250 ( Adorama | B&H | Amazon )

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Sample Image

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Specification

Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II
Format 35mm full frame (A-mount) 35mm full frame (A-mount)
Lens configuration (group/element) 13/17 13/17
Aspherical lens 2 3
Super ED glass 0 1
ED glass 2 1
No. of aperture blades 9 9
Min. focus distance 0.34 m 0.28 m
Max. magnification ratio 0.25 0.24
Image stabilisation supported in body supported in body
Filter diameter 77 mm 77 mm
Dimensions D x L (approx.) 83 x 111 mm 83 x 114 mm
Weight (approx.) 974g 872g
Dust & moisture resistant YES YES

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