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Sony Pronounces FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G


SAN DIEGO, CA – March 22, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc introduces the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (mannequin SELP1635G) – a wide-angle energy zoom with developed picture high quality, excessive efficiency AF (autofocus), and superior operability designed to fulfill the wants of at this time’s creators.

Developed with Sony’s huge experience in lens design, the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G delivers excellent efficiency and management on this planet’s lightesti full-frame wide-angle power-zoom lens with a continuing F4 aperture. The compact hybrid lens affords refined picture high quality, dependable G lens rendering, and industry-leading AF efficiency in a remarkably compact type issue that may enchantment to each photograph and video content material creators. The FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G is right for every thing from video manufacturing and vlogging to road and panorama pictures, providing a wide range of excellent hybrid options akin to unbelievable decision, lovely bokeh, and quick and exact AF. As well as, Sony’s latest lens affords superior video options together with an progressive energy zoom perform and refined capabilities akin to an unbiased aperture management ring for much more artistic management.

“The wants of our group are our high precedence. Because the content material creation panorama continues to evolve and the worlds of nonetheless imaging and video proceed to merge, we’re always growing new merchandise to fulfill this rising demand for hybrid content material creators,” mentioned Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Options, Sony Electronics Inc. “With a complicated characteristic set and unmatched portability and adaptability, The FE PZ 16-35MM F4 G is completely designed to fulfill these evolving wants and be certain that at this time’s creators can notice their full imaginative and prescient.”

Developed Picture High quality for Images and Movies

The FE PZ 16-35MM F4 G affords a unprecedented mix of breathtaking decision and delightful bokeh in a light-weight, compact lens. The optical path consists of two AA (superior aspherical) components and a traditional aspherical aspect for an correct picture throughout the body and 16-35mm zoom vary. One Tremendous ED (extra-low dispersion), and one ED glass aspect management chromatic aberration, whereas one ED aspherical aspect controls each chromatic and spherical aberration.

The usage of AA components in a complicated optical design additionally ensures wonderful close-up efficiency all through the zoom vary – minimal focusing distance is 11 inches (0.28 meters) at 16mm and 9.5 inches (0.24 meters) at 35mm, with a most magnification of 0.23x. Moreover, an optimized coating successfully suppresses flare and ghosting for clear, well-defined photographs.

A round aperture and thoroughly designed management of spherical aberration work collectively to ship easy, deep full-frame bokeh that provides visible impression.

Excessive-Efficiency Autofocus

The FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G makes use of two XD (Excessive Dynamic) Linear motors to manage autofocus. The quick response and easy, quiet operation of this technique provides customers new artistic freedom. With Sony’s flagship Alpha 1 physique it’s potential to keep up correct focus whereas capturing stills repeatedly at as much as 30fps (frames per second)[i] and as much as 120fps in film mode.

Focus is particularly crucial when capturing gradual movement 4K as much as 120fps or 8K films[ii]. The FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G works with Alpha cameras[iii] to reliably focus, and easily and silently monitor even fast-moving topics. Excessive-thrust XD Linear Motors, optimized optics, and responsive management add as much as terribly exact AF efficiency whereas conserving the lens compact with inside focus.

Superior Options for Video Together with a New Energy Zoom Operate

Based mostly on suggestions from main creators, Sony particularly designed the FE PZ 16-35MM F4 G to ship the refined imagery and management for at this time’s video wants. It options the most recent lens expertise to scale back focus respiratory in addition to focus and axial shift when zooming to make sure the best high quality video is well captured. Focus, zoom, and aperture operation are additionally extraordinarily quiet, tremendously decreasing noise and vibration that may intervene with film recording.

For the primary time in a Sony Alpha lens the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G makes use of 4 XD linear motors for the ability zoom perform along with the 2 XD linear motors used for focus. With this newly designed digital energy zoom system, the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G offers superior management with the response and immediacy of non-powered guide zoom. It options each a zoom ring and a zoom lever with variable zoom pace that makes it straightforward to execute super-slow, quick or constant-speed change in focal size. Energy zoom additionally minimizes digital camera shake or motion that may happen when working a standard zoom ring, and when used with appropriate cameras, customers can customise the zoom ring course to swimsuit capturing circumstances. Zoom can be managed with the zoom lever on appropriate cameras. Distant operation can be potential when utilizing the Imaging Edge™ Cell app[iv].

As an additional benefit, customers can function buttons and controls on appropriate cameras or equipment for handy zoom management, together with the GP-VPT2BT Bluetooth Grip and Distant Commander RMT-P1BT to remotely management zoom whereas the digital camera is mounted on a gimbal[v].

Moreover, Linear Response MF ensures excessive repeatability as the main target ring responds straight and repeatably to delicate management when focusing manually. An aperture ring makes guide aperture/iris management quick, direct, and simple. The aperture ring features a swap that may choose aperture click on stops that are perfect for pictures or de-click operation for easy iris management which is right for video.


Superior Mobility, Management and Reliability

World-class design and expertise come collectively to ship a compact, light-weight lens that additionally consists of focus, zoom and aperture/iris rings and energy zoom for unprecedented mobility and dealing with.

Utilizing inside focus and inside zoom, the general size of the lens stays fixed throughout use for ideally suited steadiness and dealing with. Constant steadiness makes this lens a perfect alternative for gimbal-mounted film capturing or use with a matte field. The main target ring could be simply managed whereas capturing films, and the adjoining focus and zoom rings are completely different sizes to allow them to be simply operated by really feel whereas viewing the monitor.

Extra handy options on the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G embody the Iris Lock Change that may be engaged to stop the aperture ring from being unintentionally moved between the auto and F4 – F22 settings and the customizable focus maintain button for handy management.

Because the world’s lightesti F4 wide-angle power-zoom lens, the FE PZ 16-35MM F4 G weighs simply 12 ounces (353 grams), 30% lower than the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16–35 mm F4 ZA OSS and is simply 3.17 inches x 3.47 inches (80.5mm x 88.1mm) in measurement with a filter diameter of φ72mm. The lens additionally has a mud and moisture resistant design[vi], in addition to a fluorine entrance aspect coating to maintain it clear and dependable for outside use.

Pricing and Availability

The brand new FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G will probably be accessible in June 2022 for about $1,200.00 USD and $1,500.00 Sony approved sellers all through North America.


Focal Size: 16 to 35mm
Most Aperture: f/4
Minimal Aperture: f/22
Lens Mount: Sony E
Lens Format Protection: Full-Body
Angle of View: 107° to 63°
Minimal Focus Distance: 9.4″ / 24 cm
Most Magnification: 0.23x
Optical Design: 13 Parts in 12 Teams
Diaphragm Blades: 7 (Rounded)
Focus Sort: Autofocus
Picture Stabilization: No
Filter Dimension: 72 mm (Entrance)
Dimensions (ø x L): 3.2 x 3.5″ / 80.5 x 88.1 mm
Weight: 12.5 oz / 353 g

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