Sony has just announced three new lenses to its E-mount line up:
FE 50mm F2.5 G(model SEL50F25G)
FE 40mm F2.5 G (model SEL40F25G)
FE 24mm F2.8 G (model SEL24F28G)
Not to be confused with the GM (G Master) line up, the three lenses are designed to be compact & lightweight.
The three lenses are all the same size (68mm diameter x 45mm), all have the same filter diameter (49mm), and are almost all the same weight (FE 50mm F2.5 G 174g, FE 40mm F2.5 G 173g and FE 24mm F2.8 G 162g).
This is an important detail if you’re looking to use these lenses on a gimbal as they should all balance similarly without the need for rebalancing.
Having all three lenses would offer a nice set, so it’s smart for Sony to release all three at once.
The lenses feature a focus hold button, focus mode switch, aperture ring, and Aperture click switch.
The focus hold button is customisable from the camera menu and can be assigned a function that the user prefers.
De-clickable Aperture Switch
The aperture ring provides a more intuitive and direct feel, compared to operating the aperture from the camera body when shooting either stills or movies. The aperture also provides switchable click stops that can be turned off for movie shooting using the aperture click switch.
The lenses feature Linear Response MF, the focus ring responds precisely and linearly when focusing manually so control feels immediate. Sony claims that it is almost equivalent to mechanical manual focusing.
Filtration can easily be added using the 49mm sized filter thread which is consistent across all three lenses and is also the same size on the hood.
The FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G feature two linear motors to deliver fast, precise autofocus (AF) with excellent tracking performance.
Sony 24mm f/2.8 G
The FE 24mm f/2.8 G consists of 9 elements from 9 groups and has 7 aperture blades. The minimum focus distance is 0.24 m (AF), 0.18 m (MF) (0.79 ft (AF), 0.59 ft (MF))
Sony 40mm f/2.5 G
The FE 40mm f/2.5 G consists of 9 elements from 9 groups and has 7 aperture blades. The minimum focus distance is 0.28 m (AF), 0.25 m (MF) (0.92 ft (AF), 0.82 ft (MF).
Sony 50mm f/2.5 G
The FE 50mm f/2.5 G consists of 9 elements from 9 groups and has 7 aperture blades. The minimum focus distance is 0.35 m (AF), 0.31 m (MF) (1.15 ft (AF), 1.02 ft (MF)).