Because of high demand and production issues Sony Japan had stopped to take preorders on the new 16-35mm G lens. Today they announced they will resume the sales and the lens will start shipping out on May 27th. The 24-70mm GM II will start to ship out on June 10th.
Image on top shows the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 (image on top) which was the last APS-C lens announced by Sony back on Aug 28, 2019!
These are the three APS-C lenses that Sony will announce soon:
11mm f/1.8 (17mm in Full Frame equivalent terms)
15mm f/1.4 (22mm in Full Frame equivalent terms)
10-20mm f/4.0 (15-30mm in Full Frame equivalent terms)
I also have been told the 10-20mm lens is a very compact and lightweight travel-friendly wide angle zoom.
It’s quite a big commitment from Sony to launch fast ultra wide and wide primes. It’s a pity they will not announce a new APS-C camera too but this has to do with the current worldwide semiconductor shortage. From what I heard the ZV kind of E-mount camera launch has been delayed to late 2022.
Here are many detailed thoughts on the new lenses:
I will share more lens info and probably also some A7rV soon!