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18-110mm F4.0 G PZ Sony APS-C Sony lens
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    • 18 elements in 15 groups, 6 aspherical elements, 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion)
    • 7 blade circular aperture design
    • Not parfocal zoom. but in AF mode it can emulate it (how good is uncertain)
    • High resolution suited to professional 4K movie production
    • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction to minimize unwanted focus and image shifts whilst focusing or zooming
    • Three separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
    • Optical image stabilization
    • Dust and moisture resistance
    • $3,500 US price, and somehow 4000 EUR in EU
    • Available in November

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  • PR

    Offering moviemakers a powerful new creative tool, Sony has developed an advanced Super 35mm / APS-C format power zoom lens that starts at 18mm wide angle and extends to 110mm at the telephoto end (27mm – 165mm equiv. in 35mm format). The new lens has a 6.1x high zoom ratio, even with inner focus, and maintains a constant F4 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range for beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control.

    An ideal companion to a wide range of α cameras, from the PXW-FS7 professional camcorder to interchangeable-lens cameras such as α7 series and α6300, this G Lens delivers image quality that will satisfy even the most demanding of professional users. It consists of 18 elements in 15 groups, including 6 aspherical elements and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and features a 7 blade circular aperture design. This highly intricate design delivers extremely high resolution image quality and is particularly suited to professional 4K movie shooting.

    The E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS is only the second lens to benefit from Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction, which has been developed to eliminate unwanted image shifts while making adjustments during movie shooting. SMO addresses three particular aspects of lens operation that can have a significant impact on movie quality: Focus Breathing, where shifts in angle of view during focusing are minimized by an internal focus mechanism; focus shift, where small shifts in focus that can occur during zooming are eliminated by precise focus tracking adjustment, and Axial shift, where axial image shifts during zooming are minimized by a constant length design.

    The high level of operability and quiet operation of the new lens makes it a compelling proposition for its integration into professional movie production environments. Its three separate rings give control over focus, zoom and aperture, with optimal torque for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. Both servo and responsive manual mechanical zoom are fully supported and the zoom ring direction is switchable to match individual user preferences. Additionally, the lens length remains constant during any changes, making it easy to use with matte boxes and other lens accessories. Also, in a first for Sony α lenses, a 0.8mm pitch focus gear is built right onto the ring, providing direct compatibility with standard focusing accessories.

    Optimum optical performance and operability is complimented by a dust and moisture-resistant designi, making the lens ideal for location use. Extra versatility is afforded by Optical SteadyShot technology that provides in-lens image stabilization during handheld shooting. The lens also features a compact and lightweight design making it a truly mobile solution. Additional flexibility is afforded when used with the SEL14TC and SEL20TC teleconverters for 1.4x and 2.0x extension of focal range.

    The E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS Super 35mm / APS-C power zoom lens for professional movie-makers and photographers will available in North America from November 2016, priced at approximately $3,500 US / $4,500 CA.

    they should have equipped the FS7 set with it since day1

  • Still a big bulky thing (95mm front end), double the size of PZ 18-105 but no increase in speed is odd. Basically, large housing for long focus throw? Follow focus gears are nice touch.

  • Interesting. I've always thought the Sony 18-105 is one of their most attractive APS-C lenses. So they've just tweaked it to make a pro version.

  • Officially announced, updated first post.

  • What a stupid lens... Same physical size, same f-stop... APS-C/SUPER-35 ONLY... About same FOV as 28-135mm on FF... $1000 MORE???

  • the 18-105 has horrible lens distortion if you don't have in camera correction it's useless (e.g. in 4K on a FS7) At the first sight the 18-110 is pricey but don't forget all prices of camera and gear are currently raising a lot. I bet Sony will sell a lot of this lens - and you will get a used 28-135 as a bargain

  • @peaceonearth the FS7 has lens correction for the 18-105mm, perhaps you're thinking of older cameras such as the FS100

  • @IronFilm maybe but only in HD which is quite useless.

  • Sure you're not thinking of the older models? Link to where this is said?

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  • Review


    Images (and video) directly from the camera when used with the Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS display a nice level of saturation, as well as excellent detail. Shallow depth of field images are rendered with attractive bokeh. Chromatic aberration doesn’t seem to be too much of an issue, but distortion is reasonably obvious at the wide angle end of the lens. It also suffers a little from light drop off at the widest aperture setting, but for most subjects this shouldn’t be too noticeable.

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