Sony plans to have launched a total of 13 full-frame, E-mount lenses by next spring and aims to expand the FE line to 20 in 2016.

Speaking at Photokina, Shigeki Ishizuka, president of Sony’s Digital Imaging Business Group, announced four lenses that are under development.

These are the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA; FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS; FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS; and FE 28mm f/2.

They are expected to arrive from March 2015, apart from the 24-240mm, which should arrive in February.

Sony, which currently has five FE lenses, announced the launch of two more at this week’s Photokina: a Zeiss Vario Tessar FE T* 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS; and FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS.

The 16-35mm is due to be shipped from next month, with the 28-135mm arriving from December.

Prices have yet to be announced.

In an interview with AP at Photokina, Sony outlined plans to shake off what it claims is a general perception that compact system cameras are ‘inferior’ to DSLRs.

The firm has pledged to continue developing new technology and lenses in a bid to tempt photographers away from their established Canon and Nikon systems.

  • entoman

    It’s great to hear that Sony are going to bring out a macro lens. It’s long, long overdue! I hope it features internal focussing, unlike their awful 100mm macro inherited from Minolta.

    A compact, fast focussing macro for a6000 and a7 series might have tempted me to switch to Sony if it had been launched much earlier. The lack of such a lens is one of the reasons I jumped ship from Sony a700 to Canon. I’ve built up a Canon system now, so nothing is likely to tempt me to switch back to Sony or Nikon, despite their better sensors.

    Sorry Sony, you are great innovators and for that I respect you, but you have lost a huge number of potential customers including me, due to lack of investment in sensibly priced specialist lenses and accessories.