New lenses aplenty on Sony E-mount roadmap
posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM EST
Sony's compact system cameras have proven incredibly popular for the company, but like most competing systems, the NEX series has so far been faced with a relatively limited selection of dedicated glass from which to choose. A generous selection of first- and third-party mount adapters has helped, but many bring limitations in terms of autofocusing and other compatibility issues, making them less attractive than dedicated E-mount lenses.
This is all about to change, though, according to a new E-mount lens roadmap released by the company as the CP+ trade show kicks off in Japan.
Through 2012, Sony is apparently planning to release another four E-mount lenses, including a large aperture standard prime, and three zooms--a wide angle, a standard, and a high magnification zoom.
Next year, the situation should improve still further, with the roadmap showing a further four models. Key among these is a Carl Zeiss G-branded standard zoom lens, which will also be accompanied by a mid-range zoom. Prime lovers will also be pleased to see a pancake and a mid-telephoto in next year's plans.
Courtesy of Sony, the full roadmap is as follows: