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A Complete List of Sony E-Mount Lenses and Their Specifications

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Sony Lens Terminology Key

This key is designed as a quick helper. Please see our complete guide to Sony and Zeiss lens terminology and abbreviations for more detailed information on the following Sony lens-related acronyms.

  • E – E-mount lens for APS-C and Super 35 cameras.
  • FE – Full-frame E-Mount lens.
  • G – Gold Series lens. Sony’s second highest lens tier.
  • C – Cinema lens with geared focus and aperture ring.
  • GM – Gold Master, more commonly “G-Master” lens. Sony’s highest tier lens.
  • LE – Light Edition. Only ever used once in 2012 to designate a particularly lightweight lens design.
  • OSS – Optical SteadyShot is Sony’s name for in-lens image stabilization.
  • PZ – Power Zoom lens with a motorized zoom control.
  • SEL – Only used in official product codes, standing for Sony E-Mount Lens.
  • TC – Teleconverter.
  • ECU – E-Mount Converter Ultra-wide.
  • ECF – E-Mount Converter Fisheye.
  • T* – A lens equipped with Zeiss’ optical T coating.
  • ZA – Zeiss approved “Zeiss Alpha” lenses built by Sony in Japan.

Sony Lens Annual Release Rate

How many lenses does Sony release every year for its mirrorless system? The answer varies, but the chart below provides some helpful historical context. It also shows the split between Sony’s full-frame FE and APS-C E lenses. Development-announced lenses are not included in the totals.

Sony Lens Release Dates

Sometimes it’s helpful to have a chronological list of Sony mirrorless lenses lens release dates to determine which lenses offer the latest technology. In this section, you will find a list of all Sony E-mount lenses arranged with the newest lenses at the top.

Occasionally Sony will make a “development announcement” for their lenses. Usually, this comes as a press release with basic information about the lens and a couple of photos if we’re lucky. In those cases, you will see two dates in the second column. The first date is the date of the development announcement, and the second is the official announcement date.

#Lens ModelRelease Date (MM/DD/YY)
70FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G21/02/24
2023
69FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS (Leaked photos) (Announcement)01/17/23 (11/07/23)
68FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM II08/29/23
67FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS II Macro07/12/23
66FE 50mm f/1.4 GM02/21/23
65FE 20-70mm f/4 G (Announcement)01/17/23
2022
64E 10-20mm f/4 PZ06/01/22
63E 15mm f/1.4 G06/01/22
62E 11mm f/1.806/01/22
61FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II04/27/22
60FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G03/22/22
2021
59FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II OSS10/13/21
58FE 14mm f/1.8 GM04/20/21
57FE 24mm f/2.8 G03/23/21
56FE 50mm f/2.5 G03/23/21
55FE 40mm f/2.5 G03/23/21
54FE 50mm f/1.2 GM03/16/21
53FE 35mm f/1.4 GM01/31/21
2020
52FE 28-60mm f/4-5.609/15/20
51FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM07/07/20
50FE 20mm F1.8 G02/25/20
2019
49FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G09/13/19
48E 70–350mm f/4.5–6.3 G OSS08/29/19
47E 16-55mm F2.8 G08/29/19
46FE 35mm F1.807/09/19
45FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS06/11/19
44FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS06/11/19
43FE 135mm F1.8 GM02/26/19
2018
42FE 24mm f/1.4 GM09/20/18
41FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS06/27/18
40E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS01/05/18
2017
39FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS10/25/17
38FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS04/19/17
37FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM03/17/17
36FE 12-24mm f/4 G03/17/17
35FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS02/07/17
34FE 85mm f/1.802/07/17
2016
33E PZ 18–110mm f/4 G OSS09/09/16
32FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro08/30/16
31Carl Zeiss Planar FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA07/16/16
30FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS03/29/16
29FE 50mm f/1.803/29/16
28FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM02/03/16
27FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS02/03/16
26FE 85mm f/1.4 GM02/03/16
N/AFE 1.4x Teleconverter02/03/16
N/AFE 2x Teleconverter02/03/16
2015
25Carl Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA03/03/15
24FE 90mm f/2.8 G Macro03/03/15
23FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS03/03/15
22FE 28mm f/203/03/15
N/AVCL-ECF2 (Fisheye adapter for 16mm f/2.8 and 20mm f/2.8)03/03/15
N/AVCL-ECU2 (Wide-angle adapter for 16mm f/2.8 and 20mm f/2.8)03/03/15
N/ASEL057FEC (Fisheye adapter for 28mm f/2)03/03/15
N/ASEL075UWC (21mm converter for 28mm f/2)03/03/15
2014
21Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS09/15/14
20FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS09/12/14
2013
19FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS10/15/13
18FE 28-70mm f/3.5–5.6 OSS10/15/13
17Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS10/15/13
16Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.810/15/13
15Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.810/15/13
14E PZ 18–105mm f/4 G OSS08/27/13
13Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS08/27/13
N/AE 50mm f/1.8 (Black version) OSS08/27/13
12E 20mm f/2.801/22/13
11E PZ 18–200mm f3.5-6.3 OSS01/22/13
2012
10E 10-18mm f/4 OSS09/12/12
9E 35mm f/1.8 OSS09/12/12
8E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS09/12/12
7E 18–200mm F3.5–6.3 OSS LE05/17/12
2011
6Carl Zeiss Sonnar E 24mm f/1.8 ZA08/24/11
5E 50mm f/1.8 OSS08/24/11
4E 55–210mm f/4.5-6.3 OS08/24/11
3E 30mm f/3.5 Macro06/08/11
2010
2E 18–200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS08/12/10
1E 16mm f/2.806/11/10
N/AVCL-ECF1 (Fisheye adapter for 16mm)06/11/10
N/AVCL-ECU1 (Wide-angle adapter for 16mm)06/11/10

Note on Carl Zeiss Lenses

Those new to Sony mirrorless lenses might wonder why this guide includes several Carl Zeiss lenses introduced between 2011 and 2016 while not having other third-party lenses. The Zeiss ZA lenses listed on this page are Sony lenses designed and built by Sony in their Japanese factories. Although “Zeiss approved”, these are Sony lenses, which is why they belong in this guide.

Note on Number of Lenses

I’m keeping a running tally of the number of Sony E-amount mirrorless lenses in the left-hand column of the lens release date table. I am not counting teleconverters and the various lens adapters that Sony experimented with during the early days of the E-Mount system. As far as I’m concerned, it does not count as a new lens if it has to be mounted on a previous lens to function. Sony and I differ in this regard, so my total might differ from theirs.

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