Sony has launched FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens ( selp1635g ) for its Sony Alpha E-mount cameras. It costs $1,199.99 in the US and will be available to pre-order from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc starting March 23rd. According to the listing on Amazon, this item will be released / ship to pre-ordered customers on June 24, 2022 only.
Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens ( selp1635g ) is World’s Lightest Constant F4 Wide-Angle Power Zoom Lens offering a nice wide focal length for both photography and videography. On Crop sensor cameras like Sony A6600, this gives an equivalent focal length of 24-52.5 mm.
For the first time in a Sony Alpha lens the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G uses four XD linear motors for the power zoom function in addition to the two XD linear motors used for focus. With this newly designed electronic power zoom system, the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G provides advanced control with the response and immediacy of non-powered manual zoom.
This lens has got 2 AA elements (advanced aspherical) and a conventional aspherical element, along with One Super ED glass and One ED glass element to produce excellent image quality throughout the focal range.
The minimum focus distance of the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens is 11 inches ( 0.28m ) at the wide 16mm end and 9.5 inches at the zoomed-in 35mm focal length.
Sony has equipped this lens with two XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear motors to control autofocus. While many Sony G-master lenses are notorious for their focus breathing, this lens got it under control and has minimal focus breathing.
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Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens Technical Specs
- Package name: SELP1635G FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G – Full-frame Constant-Aperture Wide-angle Power Zoom G Lens
- Mount: Sony E-mount
- Minimum focus distance: 0.92 inch (W)-0.79 inch (T) / 0.28 mm (W)-0.24(T)
- Focal length: 16-35 mm
- Crop sensor APS-C focal lenght: 24-52.5 mm
- Lens construction: 12-groups / 13-elements
- Aperture: Contast F4 throught the focal range
- Minimum aperture: F22
- Aperture blades: 7
- Zoom system: Powered 4x XD Linear Motors
- Focus motors: 2 XD Linear Motors
- Built-in Image stabilization: No
- Weight: 12.5 oz / 353 g
- Filter thread diameter: 72 mm
- Build: Dust and moisture resistant design and front fluorine coating
- Price in the US: $1,199.99
Specs Source: Sony Alpha Universe.