Initial Images From Sony 35mm f/1.4 FE Zeiss Distagon

Imaging Resource has just posted a first look at the 35mm Zeiss Distagon lens while they finish writing their full hands-on review.

Considered one of the classic all-time focal lengths, and viewed by many old-schoolers as their most versatile lens in the bag, this new Sony offering is both a lot brighter than their previous 35mm f/2.8 FE released in 2013, and also (as would be expected given the bright aperture) much larger and heavier. Oh, and it’s about twice the price as well, currently being offered for roughly $1600.

Sony’s US site has listed the date for preorder for each of the four new FE lenses announced recently.

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Sony FE 24-240mm

March 15, 2015

Zeiss FE 35mm

April 12, 2015

Sony FE 28mm

May 2, 2015

Sony FE 90mm

July 5, 2015

The lenses are also available for preorder on the Sony website.

These lenses are available to preorder on Amazon in the U.S.

Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 ZAAmazon U.S.B&H U.S.
Sony 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS  FEAmazon U.S.B&H U.S.
Sony 90mm Macro G OSS f/2.8 FEAmazon U.S.B&H U.S.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FEAmazon U.S.B&H U.S.

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