Sony unveils whopper zoom
SONY has unveiled a 500mm f/4G ‘super-telephoto’ lens. The ‘rugged’ SAL500F40G 500mm is designed for use with Sony A-mount SLT (single lens translucent) and Sony DSLR cameras.
The lens, which has 11 elements in 10 groups, features three ED elements and is billed as Sony’s longest fixed-focal-length G lens to date.
The ‘weather-resistant’ optic will deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 750mm lens, using a camera with an APS-C-sized sensor.
The lens, which is built to order, is due out in April at a price yet to be announced, although Sony UK has confirmed that is expected to cost around £11,000