New Zeiss 135mm F1.8 A-mount lens coming at Photokina 2016

Zeiss is rumored to update the the current 135mm F1.8 ZA A-mount lens soon. The Sony A-mount telephoto prime lens is expected to arrive prior to Photokina 2016 event in September.

The current Sony SAL-135F18Z is one of the company’s best selling ZA primes and the demand for an updated version is very high. So according to recent rumors Sony’s next A-mount lens will be an updated 135 f/1.8 ZA.

The updated 135mm A-mount lens will have the same optical solution of the current 135mm F1.8 ZA lens, and it will add a new T-coatings, weather-sealing and SSM. Now let’s get into more details.

Zeiss rumored to update the 135mm F1.8 A-mount lens soon

Finally there is a news about future Sony A-mount products. It is good to see that the company doesn’t give up the A-mount yet. The current 135mm F1.8 ZA A-mount lens features T* (T-Star) coatings that reduce the lens flare, internal reflections and light scattering that can otherwise occur on the surface of the lens’ glass elements.

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The new version of the lens is expected to include a new T-coatings, weather-sealing and SSM (Super Sonic Wave Autofocus Motor).

Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T* Telephoto Prime Lens

The 135mm f/1.8 ZA from Sony is a bright optic with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The wide maximum aperture provides very shallow depth of field, as well as smooth blurred bokeh background effects in your images. The lens construction consist of 11 elements in 8 groups, as well as two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, which all help to deliver sharp, clear photos. It has a minimum focusing distance of 2.4′ and a front-end filter diameter of 77mm.

The announcement date of the updated 135mm F1.8 A-mount lens is unknown at the moment but it is expected to be announced prior to Photokina 2016 in September. The 85mm and 35mm lenses are also rumored to get a similar update in 2017.

via PR