Sony is rumored to announce a replacement for the 35mm f/1.4 G lens for A-mount cameras in the near future, with the Photokina 2014 in pole-position as a launch date.
Although Sony may not admit this, the PlayStation maker is working on several new products, which will be revealed prior to the Photokina 2014 event.
The list includes a Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 lens for FE-mount cameras, the A5100 E-mount camera, QX30 lens-style camera, the RX1s compact with a curved sensor, and multiple Zeiss-branded manual focus optics for FE-mount shooters.
We can add one more product to this inventory, as SonyAlphaRumors is reporting that a Sony 35mm f/1.4 G A-mount lens replacement will be introduced sometime in the near future.
Sony 35mm f/1.4 G A-mount lens replacement could be revealed at the Photokina 2014
A-mount camera owners may have left like they have been neglected by Sony in recent times. However, good things come for those who wait. The company is allegedly developing new A-mount optics, which could be revealed prior to the beginning of the Photokina 2014 event.
If this is the case, then the products will definitely be on-display at the world’s largest digital imaging fair in mid-September, in order to gain maximum exposure.
The next on the list appears as a successor to the 35mm f/1.4 G lens, which has been available on the market since 2006. This is one of the first A-mount optics, so we can all agree that it is in need to be replaced as soon as possible.
Sony needs to replace “aging” 35mm f/1.4 as Sigma is offering a newer, cheaper model
The exact specs and internal design of the lens are unknown. However, the focal length will remain at 35mm as well as the maximum aperture, which will stay in place at f/1.4, which is great for photographers shooting in low-light conditions.
Another thing that we can say for sure is that the optic will not bear the Zeiss brand, so it will be entirely developed by Sony.
As stated above, this is one of the oldest A-mount optics, so competitors have been able to release products at cheaper prices. The Sony model costs about $1,400 at Amazon, but Sigma is selling a high-quality 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A-mount lens for only $900 through the same retailer.
We are expecting more details in the near future, therefore you will have to remain patient. As usual, take this information with a grain of salt.