Sony has just announced two new high-end E-mount products: the long awaited a9 full-frame mirrorless camera and a new super telephoto zoom lens: the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS. After the huge success of Sony’s a7 line of cameras, it seems that the a9 is the first camera in a new line. The new line is placed above the a7 range (a7 II, a7R II , a7S II), or at least will cater to a different user group. With a launch price around 4500 US dollars (or €5,300), it is approx. 1000 US dollars more expensive than the current flagships (a7S II, a7R II ) were at launch. […]
Sony announced two new lenses and a new flash today. The lenses are: the FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS (a.k.a. SEL100F28GM) and the FE 85mm F1.8 (a.k.a. SEL85F18 ). These lenses will be very interesting to all portrait photographers using a7 series cameras. As all FE lenses, they will of course work also on E-mount cameras with APS-C sized sensors, for example the a6300 or the a6500. […]
As of now, Sony uses two lens mounts for their cameras and camcorders: the A-mount, which is a Konica Minolta technology, acquired in 2006, and the E-mount, which was developed by Sony for their mirrorless cameras and camcorders in 2010. The first E-mount cameras had APS-C sized sensors, but in 2013 Sony surprised many people and announced the A7 and A7R, which were the smallest and lightest cameras with interchangeable lenses and full-frame sensors at that time.