A Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens is rumored to be announced alongside the Sony A99II, the full frame camera which will replace the A99 this year as the flagship A-mount model.
There is another camera which has been rumored countless times along with the Canon 7D Mark II. Sony has been supposed to release a new flagship A-mount camera for a long time. However, the A99II has been delayed for some reason.
This year it seems like it is finally happening as the Sony A99II could become official at the Photokina 2014 or around the world’s largest digital imaging event.
The high-end A-mount camera with a full frame image sensor is not coming alone. Sources familiar with the matter are once again reporting that a Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens will also be revealed as a versatile optic that will compete against the sought-after Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens.
Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens rumored to be announced by the end of this year
Towards the end of 2013 it was reported that Sony was working on a new zoom lens covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths. The optic has been said to be aimed at A-mount cameras with full frame sensors, such as the Sony A99.
Inside sources have claimed that the lens will be released towards the end of 2014 and its announcement will be scheduled a little before its release date.
Other sources are back with a similar story, thus adding a little bit more credibility to it. The Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens is definitely in the works and it will most likely become official alongside the Sony A99II.
Both products are most likely to be unveiled during the Photokina 2014, which opens its doors in mid-September. Nevertheless, we should take this with a pinch of salt as it would reduce our disappointment in case things will be different.
Sony model to compete against Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens
Sony will have a pretty good competitor for its 24-105mm lens. The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens was announced in October 2013 and was released for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma full frame cameras.
This lens has also been said to get Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount versions. However, the company has recently revealed that these two models have been delayed and there is no real timeframe for their release date.
The situation can be considered a huge boost for Sony as the Sigma 24-105mm lens has received amazing reviews from users and professionals alike. It is available for pre-order at Amazon for around $900. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more information.