Sony Says APSC IS NOT DEAD! 3 New Wide Angle APSC Lenses For Sony E-Mount.

Sony has made it clear that APS-C is still very much alive and thriving with the announcement of three new wide-angle lenses for their E-Mount lineup. Despite the growing popularity of full-frame cameras, Sony is doubling down on their commitment to providing high-quality lenses for APS-C users. The new lenses are designed to cater to the needs of landscape photographers, videographers, and anyone else looking to capture stunning wide-angle shots. With these new additions, Sony continues to show their dedication to supporting APS-C users by providing them with the tools they need to create incredible images. Join us as we take a closer look at these exciting new lenses and what they have to offer.

Sony Says APSC IS NOT DEAD! 3 New Wide Angle APSC Lenses For Sony E-Mount

If you were one of the people who was worried about Sony giving up on their APS-C lineup, you can rest easy because they just announced not one, not two, but three brand new lenses for Sony E-Mount APS-C. We’ve got the 10-20mm F4 Power Zoom G lens, We’ve got the 15mm F1.4 G lens, and we’ve got an 11mm F1.8 lens. And in this video, I’m gonna show you some of the footage that I shot with them, a couple of the photos and talk about my experience with them. And at the end, I’ll give my recommendation On where I think these lenses fit in the current ecosystem.

The 10-20 Power Zoom F4 G lens

First off, we’ve got the 10-20 Power Zoom F4 G lens. And this, as far as I can tell, is a direct replacement for the 10-18 F4 lens that people have been using for years and years. Now, it’s been a while since I used that 10-18 But I definitely remember not being a huge fan of it. And this definitely feels like a step up for me. They’ve got updated focus motors in here so the focusing works really well. We’ve also got a power zoom rocker on there, so you can do smooth zooms Without having to actually twist the zoom ring. We’ve got a customizable button on there, as well as an auto focus/manual focus switch. It’s all internal zooming so it doesn’t extend at all, and it’s about half of the weight of the competing Tamron 11-20, although this one is only an F4, Whereas the Tamron is an F2.8. Now the one thing that this lens doesn’t have that the old 10-18 did is optical steady shot. And as for price, it comes in at 750 U.S. or 950 Canadian, as compared to the old 10-18, which was 900 U.S.

The 15mm F1.4 Lens

Next, we’ve got the 15mm F1.4, which is a direct competitor to the SIGMA 16mm that I’ve been recommending to people for years, and is one of the most popular Sony E-Mount APS-C lenses of all time. This one is definitely much smaller and lighter than the SIGMA and has some more bells and whistles. You’ve got a dedicated aperture ring on this lens as well as the ability to make it clicked or declicked. We’ve also got a customizable button and an auto focus/manual focus toggle switch. All these extra bells and whistles are typically what we would see on Sony’s kind of more professional lenses, But they have been just putting them on more lenses lately, regardless of whether they would be kind of the top of the line or not. So I do get this kind of funny feeling like they threw them on here just…

The 11mm F1.8 Lens

And lastly, we’ve got the 11mm F1.8 lens. This is the widest of the three and with that F1.8 aperture, it’s going to be great for low light shooting. This lens is also pretty small and compact, with a customizable button and an auto focus/manual focus switch. It’s definitely a unique focal length, and for those who like to shoot wide, this is a great option to consider. The price point for this lens is 900 U.S. or 1150 Canadian.

Overall, I was pretty happy with the quality of all three of these lenses. I thought they matched up nicely, they were decent sharpness, I didn’t have huge problems with flaring or chromatic aberrations. They didn’t necessarily have the wow factor that I’d been getting from a lot of the newer Sony lenses lately But what they lack in wow factor, they definitely make up for in their tiny size and weight. All three of these lenses are absolutely tiny. So if you’re at all worried about making your kit lighter or not taking up too much space, these might be an option for you, Either on APS-C or on full frame Sony.

And what I mean by that specifically is on cameras like the A74 or A1, you can use the built-in APS-C crop mode to use these lenses. With the A74, you’re still getting 14 megapixel stills, and more than 4K video, not to mention, If you’re shooting 4K60 on that camera, it’s cropping in anyway. So now your 24 or 30 frames per second will be the same as your 60. So these also actually become viable lenses for the full frame system provided that you’ve got a camera that has that option in it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the topic of Sony’s recent announcement?

Sony has announced that they believe the APS-C format is not dead and have introduced 3 new wide angle APS-C lenses for their E-Mount cameras.

What does APS-C format mean?

APS-C format refers to a type of image sensor size commonly used in digital cameras. It is smaller than a full-frame sensor but larger than a micro four-thirds sensor.

What are the advantages of using APS-C lenses?

APS-C lenses can be more compact and lightweight compared to full-frame lenses, making them ideal for travel and street photography. They also tend to be more affordable compared to full-frame lenses.

What are the new wide angle lenses introduced by Sony?

Sony has introduced three new wide angle APS-C lenses: a 14mm f/1.8, a 16mm f/2.8, and a 20mm f/2.8. These lenses offer a wider field of view, making them suitable for landscape, architecture, and astrophotography.

Are these lenses compatible with all Sony E-Mount cameras?

Yes, these new wide angle lenses are designed specifically for Sony’s E-Mount cameras, which are widely used across Sony’s lineup of APS-C cameras, such as the A6000 series and A6000 series.

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