Sony announced the launch of refined versions of ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* standard and wide angle zooms for their α A-mount cameras, extending their offer of lenses for this system.
Sony has enhanced its line-up of α A-mount interchangeable lenses with two enhanced versions of its full-frame ZEISS Vario-Sonnar large-aperture standard zoom and wide-angle zoom lenses, the SAL2470Z2 Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II standard zoom and the SAL1635Z2 Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM II wide angle zoom.
Both lenses will be welcome by photo professionals and discerning enthusiasts as both deliver significant improvements in image quality, ghost reduction and AF performance, together with a new dust- and moisture-resistant design. Uncompromising image quality is a hallmark of every ZEISS Vario-Sonnar lens, but this enhancement shows perfection is not achieved easily and is like a moving target for lens designers, always searching for better solutions.
The search for better solutions is taken to new levels in the SAL2470Z2 and SAL1635Z2 that feature a ZEISS T* coating on optical surfaces that achieves even greater reduction in ghosting, especially with tricky against-the-light shots.
Autofocus performance of the SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system in both lenses has also been uprated significantly. Faster, more powerful processing in the lens LSI increases AF accuracy, delivering approximately 4x the subject tracking speed of each lens’s predecessor – a perfect partner to the 4D Focus system in the α77 II – making it ideal for shots of fast-moving action subjects like wildlife, sports and busy children.
The SAL2470Z2 and SAL1635Z2 are ideal partners to Sony’s A-mount family of interchangeable lens cameras, including the α99 and α77 II. With the addition of an optional mount adaptor they’re also compatible with E-mount cameras such as the α7 series.
The new SAL2470Z2 and SAL1635Z2 α A-mount ZEISS lenses by Sony are available to pre-order now.