Sony Unveils 500mm f/4 Alpha Mount Lens 0

A lot of camera lenses have been unveiled in the past couple of days: Ricoh’s A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 for the GXR, Voigtlander’s Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens, and Tamron’s SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens.

Joining this list is Sony’s 500mm f/4 Alpha mount lens. Now these lenses aren’t exactly new to the photography scene, especially if you’ve been following camera shows where the lens has been displayed over the years.

Sony G 500mm f4 SSM

Sony’s 500mm f/4 G SSM is a powerful, professional-grade super-telephoto lens that was intended for use with A-mount SLR and SLT cameras. This lens will be the first one from Sony that will benefit from a new and advanced coating process that will allow photographers to capture crisper and clearer images.

Here are some more specifications for the 500mm f/4 G SSM:

  • Longest-ever focal length G Lens from Sony
  • Bright F4.0 aperture for superior light gathering
  • Nano AR Coating on optical surfaces for flawless still images and HD video
  • Compatible with SteadyShot INSIDE featured in all α cameras
  • New SSM drive circuit for quick, accurate autofocus
  • Rugged dust- and moisture-resistant design: ideal partner for SLT-A77
  • Enhanced handling and operability
These lenses will be shipping out by late March of this year.

[Photo Rumors]