Sony’s First Real E-Mount Sports Lens is On Its Way

Sonyalpharumors.com has a photo of this new pro sports lens discovered out in the wild (https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-400mm-f-2-8-versus-canon-lens/) .  At over $10,000 each probably the only buyers will be pro sports shooters (and a few old rich guys, of course).  Looks like Sony is serious about the sports market.  I’m guessing at some point if the market materializes for them they’ll put out a 600mm f/4.  Of course, they might get some competition from sigma.  They’ve got some telephotos and unlike with wide angles the long lenses would easily adapt onto the e-mount with no need to change the lens formula.  Should be an interesting situation for the Canon and Nikon pros.  I’m sure being able to use the no-blackout, 20 frames per second A9 for football or soccer would be a very tempting choice for the guys who do that for a living.  Good work Sony.  Now let them come out with the A7 III.  I hope it has the same good autofocus as the A9.

2 thoughts on “Sony’s First Real E-Mount Sports Lens is On Its Way

  • February 20, 2018 at 6:39 am
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    “Now let them come out with the A7 III. I hope it has the same good autofocus as the A9.”

    I think that’s pretty much a given.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 7:19 am
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    I hope you’re right. Auto-focus has always been my biggest complaint with Sony. If the A7III has what I consider competent AF I’m gonna buy it. And it may be my last camera for a good long time.

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