Sony gets up close with new lenses

Today Sony announced two new lenses, the 30mm f2.8 DT Macro lens (SAL30M28) and the 28-75mm f2.8 SAM lens (SAL2875) along with three new dSLRs.

30mm f2.8 DT Macro Sony

Today, Sony announced two new lenses, the 30mm f2.8 DT Macro lens (SAL30M28) and the 28-75mm f2.8 SAM lens (SAL2875) along with three new dSLRs. Providing an inexpensive entry into macro photography is the new 30mm f2.8 DT Macro lens which will sell for about $200 when it becomes available in October 2009. The lens is a DT series for Sony's APS-C sensor size cameras such as the new Alpha a550 and Alpha a500 announced today, as well as the Alpha a380 and Alpha a330. It features a distance scale in both feet and meters. Reflecting its economical price are a plastic lens mount and a small manual focusing ring.

28-75mm f2.8 SAM Sony

Adding to its already extensive line-up of full-frame lenses, Sony also announced the new full-frame 28-75mm f2.8 SAM lens along with the A850 full-frame camera today. A normal range telephoto zoom with a fast, constant 2.8 aperture, making it useful for portraits and available light shooting. The lens has a 42-113mm 35mm equivalent when used on a Sony APS-C camera body. It features a zoom-lock switch, circular aperture blades, and four aspherical lens elements. As well as a metal lens mount there is also a distance scale in feet and meters. There is a minimum aperture of f32 and a 67mm filter diameter. The new 28-75mm f2.8 lens will be available in September 2009 for about $800.







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    Matthew Fitzgerald, a CNET associate editor, has been involved with digital camera technology and the photo industry for more than 15 years. His background includes work as a professional photographer, a technical representative, and a repair technician.

     

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