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Sony releases prices and ship dates for early 2015 lenses (pictures)

Shown at Photokina last fall, Sony finally reveals the "when" and "how much" for four lenses and four converters. Also, it released a firmware update for the FE 35 f2.8 Z, FE 24-70mm Z, FE 55mm f18 Z, FE 70-200G and FE 28-70mm to boost startup time.

Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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1 of 8 Sony

FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS

Price: $1,100 (directly converted £716, AU$1,416)

Available: early July

Features: Image stabilization (on/off), 2-position focus limiter switch, focus hold button, quick manual/AF focus switch via focus ring, internal focus, Direct Drive SSM.

Specs: 9-blade circular aperture, 11 in/28cm minimum focus distance, 62mm filter.

Size (diameter x length): 3.1  x 5.3 in, 29 x 130.5mm

Weight (est.): 21.3 oz, 602 g

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2 of 8 Sony

Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f1.4 ZA

Price: $1,600 (directly converted £1,042, AU$2,061)

Available: mid-April

Features:  Aperture ring with ability to turn clickiness on/off for video shooting, Direct Drive SSM.

Specs: 9-blade circular aperture, 11.8 in/30 cm minimum focus distance, 72mm filter.

Size (diameter x length): 3.1 x 4.5 in, 78.5 x 112mm

Weight (est.): 22.3 oz, 630 g

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3 of 8 Sony

FE 28mm f2

Price: $450(directly converted £293, AU$580)

Available: early May

Features: Aperture ring with ability to turn clickiness on/off for video shooting, internal focus, Direct Drive SSM.

Specs: 9-blade circular aperture, 11.5 in/29 cm minimum focus distance, 49mm filter.

Size (diameter x length): 2.6 x 2.4 in, 64 x 160mm

Weight (est.): 7.1 oz, 200 g

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4 of 8 Sony

FE 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 OSS

Price: $1,000 (directly converted £651, AU$1,288)

Available: mid-March

Features: Image stabilization, moisture- and dust-sealed.

Specs: 7-blade circular aperture, 19.7-31.6 in/50-80 cm minimum focus distance, 72mm filter.

Size (diameter x length): 3.3 x 4.8 in, 80.5 x 118.5 mm

Weight (est.): 27.6 oz, 780 g

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5 of 8 Sony

SEL057FEC Fisheye converter for FE mount

Price: $300 (directly converted £195, AU$386)

Available: early May

Compatible with: Sony FE 28mm f2 lens

Specs: Max aperture f3.5, effective focal length 16mm with 180-degree view.

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6 of 8 Sony

SEL075UWC Ultra-wide converter for FE mount

Price: $250 (directly converted £163, AU$322)

Available: early May

Compatible with: Sony FE 28mm f2 lens

Specs: Max aperture f2.8, effective focal length 21mm.

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7 of 8 Sony

VCL-ECF2 Fisheye converter for F mount

Price: $180 (directly converted £117, AU$232)

Available: late May

Compatible with: Sony E 16mm f2.8 and 20mm f2.8 lenses

Specs: Converts to 180-degree view.

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8 of 8 Sony

VCL-ECU2 Ultra-Wide converter for F mount

Price: $160 (directly converted £104, AU$206)

Available: late May

Compatible with: Sony E 16mm f2.8 and 20mm f2.8 lenses

Specs: Converts to 12mm or 16mm, respectively.

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