Sony has announced two new high-performance Zeiss zoom lenses for its alpha mount system.
Designed for pros and photo enthusiasts, the new Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II deliver significant improvements in image quality, ghost reduction and AF performance over their predecessors and add a rugged dust- and moisture-resistant design.
The new lenses feature enhanced AF capabilities, delivering approximately 4x the subject tracking speed of their predecessors thanks to their SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system and faster, more powerful processing in the lens LSI.
Additionally, the lenses offer an enhanced Zeiss T* coating on optical surfaces that minimizes ghosting and flare combined with aspherical and ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements that suppress aberration and minimize distortion.
The new Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35 mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II will be available in June for about $2549.99 and $2699.99, respectively.