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