NEW Sony Lens – PZ 16-35mm G f/4

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Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G

Introducing the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 G

Sony has released the world’s lightest* full-frame F4 wide-angle power-zoom lens. Offering evolved image quality and easy operation for both movies and stills. A new power zoom system in a compact lens is suitable for small crews or solo shooting.

*As of March 2022, Sony survey of constant F4 wide-angle zoom lenses for 35mm full-frame sensors.

High quality portrait of women

Evolved image quality

This compact, lightweight, full-frame power zoom lens delivers superb G Lens image quality. It includes two AA (advanced aspherical) elements, a Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) element, and an ED element to effectively suppress distortion and aberration. A circular aperture and controlled spherical aberration enhance bokeh quality, while 0.24 meter minimum focus enables stunning close ups.

Designed for polished movie imagery

In addition to smooth, versatile power zoom, this remarkably compact lens minimises jarring angle of view shifts that can occur when focusing or zooming. Allowing for stable, high quality movie footage that can be easily captured. Focus, zoom, and aperture operation are also extremely quiet, reducing noise and vibration that can interfere with movie recording.

Situational image taken with the SELP1635G connected to the FX3 with Microphone ECM-XM1

Smooth power zoom with snappy response

A new power zoom system driven by four XD Linear Motors for the first time in an α lens provides smooth control with the immediacy of manual zoom. Even subtle zoom ring rotation is precisely detected and instantaneously converted to zoom operation. A continuously variable zoom lever makes it easy to execute super-slow constant-speed zooms, and zoom can be remotely controlled while the camera is mounted on a gimbal.

Illustration of XD Linear Motors construction for autofocus system

XD Linear Motors deliver stunning AF

Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors deliver quick, quiet, low-vibration autofocus while maintaining compact lens dimensions. Fast and reliable AF can smoothly track subjects when shooting high frame rate movies. With a compatible body it is possible to maintain accurate focus while shooting stills continuously at up to 30 frames per second. Subjects are smoothly tracked even while zooming.

Product image showing Focusing ring, Zoom ring and Aperture ring

Three-ring control: zoom, focus, and aperture

Independent zoom, focus, and aperture rings on this compact lens offer flexible and creative control. Responsive zoom control is crucial for movies, and Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly to subtle control when focusing manually. There is an aperture click switch that allows you to seamlessly switch between a smooth aperture (for video use) or a clicked aperture.

Situational image being taken using a gimbal

Feature-packed yet incredibly lightweight

Weighing just 353 g (12.5 oz), it does not compromise functionality or performance in any way. Impressive portability and a dust/moisture resistant design make it a great choice for just about any subject or situation.

Close-up photo of the ILME-FX6 being used to film

Advantages of Sony’s lenses for video shooting

Made for Sony, by Sony. Sony’s lenses when paired with specific Alpha or FX bodies can utilize the lenses full capabilities of fast reliable AF for a variety of different shooting scenarios. For both stills and movie shooting.

Available May 2022

https://photogear.co.nz/new/sony-new-lens/sony-fe-pz-16-35mm-f-4-g-lens/

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