Sony promises significant improvements in image quality with the release of two new A-mount full-frame lenses, boasting faster AF, improved weather sealing and updated coatings.

SAL2470Z2_B.webThe Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II feature a new dust and moisture-resistant design.

The lenses are also claimed to offer a reduction in ghosting – especially with ‘tricky against-the-light shots’ – and faster AF performance.

Sony claims they can each deliver around four times the subject tracking speed of their predecessors.

The Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and Vario-Sonnar T*16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II feature aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements to help minimise distortion.

The 16-35mm also includes Super ED glass.

There is as yet no word on UK pricing or availability.

Sony repeated its commitment to A-mount photographers at a presentation in central London this afternoon.

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