*** Note : £1 = $1.34 (correct at time of post)
When Sony’s full-frame Alpha 7 mirrorless cameras first appeared a little over four years ago, there were legitimate concerns about the limited lens range available, and how quickly Sony might be able to build up a comprehensive system. But over the past few years the firm has accelerated the release of new optics, such that there are now 23 FE lenses in its line-up (not counting the specialist FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS video lens). This means that most of the key types are now available.
For standard zooms, though, photographers have been missing one thing: a premium option with a maximum focal length longer than 70mm. Instead it’s been a choice between the relatively compact and affordable FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS for £880, or the stellar but huge and costly FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (£1900). If you want a longer zoom range, the only option has been the £749 FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS, which like most extended-range superzooms is somewhat compromised optically.
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