New zoom lens specs

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Bimjo, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    According to sonyalpharumors website the specs for the 2 new zoom E-mount lenses are out (with size comparison pic):

    Lens length width weight

    SEL18105G 110mm 78mm 427gm/15 oz

    By comparison:

    SEL55210 108mm 63.8mm 343gm/12.1 oz

    SEL18200 101.6mm 76.2mm 524gm/18.5 oz

    SEL18200LE 96.5mm 68.6mm 462gm/16.3 oz

    -----

    SEL1670Z 75mm 66.6mm 308gm/10.9 oz

    In comparison:

    SEL1855 60mm 62mm 194gm/6.84 oz

    SEL24F18Z 65.5mm 63mm 224gm/7.9 oz
     
  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    The 16-70 sounds great, would be my go-to lens if I'd start with the NEX system now. However, I won't spend money on a zoom lens that only covers the focal lengths I've already covered with Zeiss primes just now.
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    It will be interesting to see the whines about the size of the 16-70 from the folks that whine about the size of the SEL24.
     
  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Seriously, the SEL24 has the absolutely perfect size to fit comfortably in an average sized hand. I'll never get those people who want a 12-200mm f/2 pancake lens for 300 bucks ...
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I'm certainly interested in both zoom lenses, the Sony/Zeiss 16-70/4 and the G 18-105/4. It will depend on the image quality which one I will favour and if I will buy one of them. The new ILC-3000 (or whatever its name will be) is also quite interesting, offering in-body stabilization in an E-mount body for a low price.
     
  6. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2013
    The G 18-105/4 got me very interested for sure. I would love to have a NEX with ibs but maybe I am dream too much of my Pentax K20D..well that was the one thing I liked about it lol
     
  7. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Prices will be the make or break point for most buyers, I'd say. My guesses are €800 for the 16-70 Vario-Tessar and €1300 for the 18-105 G PZ lens.
     
  8. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    I would love to compare the 16-70 Zeiss with my daughter's EF 24-105L on FF. Although my 16.1 MP 5n doesn't match the 21.1 MP of her 5DmkII. If the ILCE A3000 is 20MP, that would be an interesting comparison.

    Waiting with bated breath on the pricing for these new zooms.
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thank you for typing the word "bated" correctly. Everytime I see someone type baited breath my head explodes.

    And you don't want to see what happens to my head when people misuse decimate or concerning. :p
     
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Is there video? Not much on TV worth watching. :p
     
  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    There was, but my wife made me decimate it because she thought it was very concerning. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well played! :biggrin:
     
  13. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Oh, I got the prices quite wrong! Interesting Sony chooses to sell the PZ lens cheaper as it's aimed at users of NEX-FS camcorders ...

    $998 for the Zeis 16-70mm f/4.0 lens
    $598 for the Sony E PZ 18-105G lens
     
  14. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    That Zeiss zoom looks very tempting. I guess this is a sony built one, as opposed to the Touits?
     
  15. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yes. And as an owner of both a Touit and a Sony Zeiss, I can only say that's an advantage. Much better AF motor. Optically, both Sony Zeiss and Zeiss Touit are absolutely excellent.
     
  16. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    589
    Feb 4, 2013
    Yeah, i think its a good thing too. Zeiss designs the glass but Sony provides the OSS and as you say, the AF
     
  17. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    942
    Jul 3, 2013
    Well now I really can't wait for some tests of the 18-105 at that price.
    :thumbup:
    Sent from my GT-N7105 using TalkNEX mobile app
     
  18. Tabibito

    Tabibito TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 1, 2013
    Yep... Will also be looking forward to the 18-105, still there's this rumor about 50-150 f2.8....
     
  19. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Yeah we want at least a 12-400/1.8 pancake for $99!!

    On a serious note, the 16-70 Zeiss looks like the ideal travel zoom for me, cannot wait to replace my 18-200 LE which I've been happy with to date.
     
  20. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    It appears not to have in-body image stabilization after all. Pity. Together with the low-res LCD and EVF and a relative lack of dedicated controls this camera's not for me, but it's an attractive proposition because of its price. I hope Sony sells a lot of them.