Sony E 16-80mm f/4 Lens Rumored to be Announced on July 12

Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens

Sony’s highly anticipated new product announcement is just around the corner, with the date set for July 12. Excitement is building as enthusiasts eagerly await the unveiling of the remarkable Sony E 16-80mm f/4 APS-C standard zoom lens, which is rumored to be one of the highlights of the event.

List of the Sony Products to be Announced on July 12:

  • Sony a6700
  • Sony E PZ 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F4.0 G II Macro Lens
  • Sony E 16-80mm F4 Lens

Among the anticipated announcements are the highly anticipated Sony a6700, a camera that has captured the attention of photography enthusiasts worldwide. This remarkable device is expected to be complemented by the release of two exceptional lenses: the versatile E PZ 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 and the highly regarded FE 70-200mm F4.0 G II Macro. These lenses promise to enhance the photographic capabilities of the a6700 and provide photographers with a whole new level of creative potential.

Sony a6700 Rumored Specs:

  • Product name: Sony a6700
  • Same 26-megapixel sensor as “FX3
  • In-body image stabilization (IBIS) 7 steps effect
  • Equipped with the same “AI processor” as the “ZV-E1
  • 4K120p 1.19 crop
  • Adopting a newly designed body, the EVF is placed on the left side, and the wheel scroll is placed on the front under the shutter button.
  • The grip has been redesigned for a more ergonomic grip.
  • The body size is about 3mm thicker and 4mm higher
  • Announcement on July 12

Let’s delve deeper into the captivating features of the “E 16-80mm F4.0” lens, which is rumored to be the second option for the esteemed “a6700” camera. While the “E PZ 15-45mm F3.5-5.6” is speculated to be a kit lens for the “a6700,” there is also speculation that the “E 16-80mm F4.0” will serve as an exceptional kit lens option. However, as expected with such superior quality, it is likely that the price tag attached to this lens will reflect its outstanding performance.

Intriguing rumors have surfaced regarding the fate of Sony’s Zeiss-marked lenses, suggesting that they may be gradually phased out. This speculation has given rise to anticipation surrounding the potential successor to the beloved “Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS” lens. It is believed that the new “E 16-80mm F4.0” lens might fill this role. Although detailed specifications, pricing, and size information remain scarce at the moment, one can reasonably expect improvements in optical performance compared to the previous Zeiss brand lenses.

Among the highly anticipated releases, the Sony FE 70-200mm F4.0 G II Macro lens is poised to make a grand entrance on July 12th, as the rumors suggest. Photography enthusiasts are particularly excited about the lens’s exceptional optical performance and its compact size, making it a highly desirable addition to any camera kit. What’s even more impressive is that despite the incorporation of a remarkable macro function, the pricing of this lens is expected to be surprisingly reasonable. It’s worth noting that the current suggested retail price for the existing “FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS” lens is $1,498, further adding to the allure of this upcoming release.

With such an array of innovative and top-notch products on the horizon, Sony’s new product announcement on July 12th is shaping up to be a pivotal event for photography enthusiasts. The anticipation surrounding the groundbreaking Sony E 16-80mm f/4 APS-C standard zoom lens, along with the expected releases of the Sony a6700 and the impressive E PZ 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 and FE 70-200mm F4.0 G II Macro lenses, is reaching a fever pitch. Stay tuned for more information as these remarkable products are unveiled, promising to elevate the world of photography to new heights of excellence.

Sony a6600 body: $1,398 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6400 with 16-50mm Lens: $998 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6100 body: $748 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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