May 22, 2022

Sony has now officially launched its new lightweight FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 “hybrid” lens

Optimum Aperture
f/4

Focal Length
16-35mm

The weight is substantially lower than the Sony Vario-Tessar T * FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens, and the cost has shrunk a bit, too. B&H was revealing $1,399 at first on their listing, today it simply says “New item– Coming soon” without any rate. The release I received from Sony, however, declares around the price is around $1,200 United States or $1,500 Canadian.

Minimum Aperture
f/22

Lens Mount
Sony FE

Angle of View
107 ° to

While there havent been a lot of rumours about this one, the photos and cost leakage recently basically guaranteed that it was coming. And today, Sony has now officially revealed the new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 lens. It seems to be intended at filmmakers simply as much as it is professional photographers, is extremely lightweight at just 353g and has a cost tag of $.

One of the big advantages of the Sony FE PZ 16-46mm f/4 lens, at least for video shooters, is that “PZ” name. This suggests that you have a little lever to zoom the lens in and out without having to spin the ring– a feature thats been around on broadcast lenses for years– and also indicates that the lens is parfocal– something that Sony has actually made an unique effort to do with their PZ lenses.

Format Compatibility
Full-Frame

63 °. Minimum Focus Distance.
24cm.

The Power Zoom feature utilizes four XD linear motors for accurate, peaceful and quick zooming movement, and the internal zoom and focus mechanism means that the lens doesnt alter length as you change them both, so when youve got this thing stabilized on a gimbal, it must remain balanced the entire time no matter what zoom or focus range position youre at. Sony states that Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) likewise reduces focus breathing and its compatible with the Breathing Compensation function of some more recent Sony Alpha electronic cameras to additional enhance focus breathing performance.

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The Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 lens will be readily available to pre-order quickly for around $1,200 and begins shipping in June.

Tripod Collar.
Rotating.

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Focus Type.
Autofocus.

Image Stabilization.
No.

Regardless of being extremely tailored towards video, its no slouch for stills, too, with two advanced aspherical components, one regular aspherical element, a Super ED and 2 regular ED components to control sharpness throughout the frame, chromatic aberration and round aberration. Its basically a hybrid lens for hybrid shooters that seems to cater really well to both. Its wide-angle field of view and low weight indicates its terrific for throwing on something like the Sony A7C for using or vlogging on the FX3 or FX6 for more severe movie work. Or you can stick it on the A7R IV or A1 for shooting fast action and high-resolution landscapes.

Weight.
353g.

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Filter Size.
72 mm (Front).

Optical Design.
13 Elements in 12 Groups.

Diaphragm Blades.
7, rounded.

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And today, Sony has now officially announced the brand-new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm f/4 lens. The weight is substantially lower than the Sony Vario-Tessar T * FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens, and the rate has shrunk a bit, too. The release I got from Sony, nevertheless, declares around the price is around $1,200 United States or $1,500 Canadian.

Measurements (ø x L).
80.5 x88mm.

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One of the huge benefits of the Sony FE PZ 16-46mm f/4 lens, at least for video shooters, is that “PZ” name. Its wide-angle field of view and low weight indicates its fantastic for tossing on something like the Sony A7C for vlogging or using on the FX3 or FX6 for more major film work.