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
Sony has launched 3 new Full Frame G Lenses for their Alpha Cameras. They are 24mm F2.8 G ( SEL24F28G ), 40mm F2.5 G ( SEL40F25G ) and 50mm F2.5 G ( SEL50F25G ). All these lenses have a price tag of $600.00 USD in the US and $800.00 in Canada.
These lenses will be available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc in the coming days ( check here ). All these models will ship to customers in May 2021.
Sony has also launched the high-end 50mm F1.2 SEL50F12GM lens in the US and is now available to pre-order for a price of $1,999.
These 3 new lenses are part of the Sony G Series lineup which means they are of good quality, but not as great as the expensive G-Master series of lenses. All these lenses have a lightweight and compact design which makes these great lenses to use with the compact Sony A7C camera. You can also use these with APS-C cameras ( A6000 Series ).
Sony 24mm F2.8 G ( SEL24F28G ), 40mm F2.5 G ( SEL40F25G ), and 50mm F2.5 G ( SEL50F25G ) have the same size and filter diameter thread ( 49mm ). All 3 have similar weight as well (FE 50mm F2.5 G 172.9g, FE 40mm F2.5 G 172.9g, and FE 24mm F2.8 G 161.5g ). All three lenses focus internally and use aspherical elements and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements to achieve better image quality and resolution.
The FE 50mm F2.5 G ( SEL50F25G ) lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.35m and a max magnification of 0.18x. The FE 40mm F2.5 G ( SEL40F25G ) has a min focus distance of 0.28m and a max magnification of 0.20x. The widest FE 24mm F2.8 G ( SEL24F28G ) has a min focus distance of 0.24m. All three lenses support Auto Focus as well as Manual Focus modes.
Sony has launched a 35mm F1.4 GM prime E-mount lens ( SEL35F14GM ) for their Sony Alpha Full Frame bodies. It has a launch selling price of$1,399in the US. It is now in stock online on Amazon US.
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens is a high-end Prime lens “delivering first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh in a compact and lightweight design”. This lens weighs just 524 grams.
Sony is using Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements and an ED Glass element for great optical performance and less chromatic aberrations.
For great bokeh, Sony has made this lens with 11 blades of aperture, offering a smoother and dreamy bokeh rendering. You can get circular bokeh even stopped down to F2.8.
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 10.6 inches (27cm). For fast and accurate autofocus performance, Sony has equipped this lens with Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors offering a fast, smooth, and silent AF performance.
Sony SEL35F14GM E-mount Lens Specs
35mm Prime Lens
Full Frame E-mount lens
F1.4 Max Aperture
F16 Min Aperture
52.5 Focal Length of APS-C Cameras
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
67mm Filter thread
11 Aperture blades ( circular aperture )
Nano AR Coating II
Linear Response MF
XD Linear Motors
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
2 XA elements
Minimum focusing distance: 0.89 ft ( 27cm )
Dust and moisture-resistant design
Fluorine front-element coating
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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras ( Model B070 / AFB070S-700 ) is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of $799.00 in the US. This lens was announced back in December 3, 2020, but is only available to pre-order now. It will ship to customers on January 15, 2021, according to the Amazon.com listing (check here for the current lowest price ).
Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a high-speed standard zoom lens for the Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like A6000, A6100, A6600, etc. You can use it on Sony’s Full Frame bodies in APS-C crop mode, but you won’t get the Full MP of the sensor. For eg on a 24MP Sony A7, you get around 10MP photos in APS-C crop mode using this lens.
According to Tamron, It is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It offers a constant F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This lens has a variable focal length of 17-70mm, which on full-frame terms gives a 25.5 – 105mm equivalent focal length, making it a great walk-around lens to have on your crop sensor camera all the time.
It has a Moisture-Resistant Construction and has Fluorine Coating. It takes 67mm sized filters. This lens is compatible with Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF which are now common in many Sony Mirrorless Cameras.