Sony’s new prime lenses are the small saviors I’ve been looking for

a hand holding a camera: Sony’s newest lenses are three new compact primes lenses that each cost $600. © Provided by The Verge Sony’s newest lenses are three new compact primes lenses that each cost $600.

The new Sony 24mm f/2.8, 40mm f/2.5, and 50mm f/2.5 are three new compact prime lenses that each cost $599.99 and will be shipping in mid-May. While they uphold the reputation of quality Sony has established with the G Master lineup, it’s their uniformity and small size that come as a welcomed surprise.

Uniformity and size are so rarely a topic of discussion in regards to lenses. As a video-first creator, 67mm, 77mm, and 82mm are common thread sizes in my gear bag. But it feels like with every new lens I buy I have to factor in the cost of a new ND filter or a step-up or down ring. These three new lenses all conveniently share the same 49mm filter thread.

Then there is weight and size. It’s no secret that bags with full-frame camera gear are heavy, and lenses play no small role in that. Sony’s G Master lens lineup is notoriously guilty of being a line of large, heavy lenses with a very premium price tag. But this new trio of lenses are small and light enough to fit in a compact bag or even your jacket pocket.

a close up of a bottle on a wooden table: All three of the new Sony prime FE lenses are the same height and width. © Provided by The Verge All three of the new Sony prime FE lenses are the same height and width.

Sony’s new prime lenses are the small saviors I’ve been looking for