Sony GM Lenses

A Comprehensive Guide to Sony E-Mount Lenses


Sony Lens Terminology Guide

Unlock the secrets of Sony lens terminology with our quick key. For a deeper dive, explore our comprehensive guide to Sony and Zeiss lens terminology. Familiarize yourself with essential acronyms, from E and FE mounts to Gold Master and Cinema lenses.

  1. E – E-mount lens for APS-C and Super 35 cameras.
  2. FE – Full-frame E-Mount lens.
  3. G – Gold Series lens. Sony’s second-highest lens tier.
  4. C – Cinema lens with geared focus and aperture ring.
  5. GM – Gold Master, or more commonly, "G-Master" lens. Sony’s highest-tier lens.
  6. LE – Light Edition. Used only once in 2012 to designate a particularly lightweight lens design.
  7. OSS – Optical SteadyShot, Sony’s in-lens image stabilization.
  8. PZ – Power Zoom lens with a motorized zoom control.
  9. SEL – Official product codes, standing for Sony E-Mount Lens.
  10. TC – Teleconverter.
  11. ECU – E-Mount Converter Ultra-wide.
  12. ECF – E-Mount Converter Fisheye.
  13. T – A lens equipped with Zeiss’ optical T coating.*
  14. ZA – Zeiss approved “Zeiss Alpha” lenses built by Sony in Japan.

Sony Lens Annual Release Rate

Wondering how many lenses Sony releases annually for its mirrorless system? Our chart provides historical context, showcasing the yearly split between Sony’s full-frame FE and APS-C E lenses. Please note that development-announced lenses are not included in the totals.

Sony Lens Release Dates

Stay up-to-date with our chronological list of Sony mirrorless lens release dates. This section features all Sony E-mount lenses, organized with the newest releases at the top. In cases of "development announcements," where basic information is released alongside a few photos, you’ll find two dates in the second column. The first is the development announcement date, and the second is the official announcement date.

#Lens ModelRelease Date (MM/DD/YY)
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
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 OSS II04/27/22
60FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G03/22/22
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
21Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS09/15/14
20FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS09/12/14
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
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
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
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