Sony Reveals the Low Cost 18-110mm F4 OSS PZ E-Mount Lens

Rumors have been circulating about Sony's new inexpensive servo style zoom lens, but now they can be put to bed.

A couple of hours ago, Sony introduced the 18-110mm F4 OSS PZ E-mount lens at IBC. It's a Super 35mm/APS-C format power zoom that extends from a 18mm wide angle to a 110mm telephoto, which may be ideal for filmmakers shooting in run-and-gun scenarios, especially considering the fact that it is lightweight and compact.

According to Sony's press release, this lens is made up of "18 elements in 15 groups, including 6 aspherical elements and 3 extra low dispersion glass elements and features a 7 blade circular aperture design." Sony's Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design is credited for providing the lens with extremely high image quality fit for 4K cinema, where focus breathing, focus shift, and axial shift are minimized. It features three separate rings to adjust focus, zoom and aperture—the zoom ring direction is also switchable for those with different preferences.

Features

  • E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS (SELP18110G) with 6.1x high zoom ratio
  • High resolution suited to professional 4K movie production
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction to minimize unwanted focus and image shifts while focusing or zooming
  • Advanced operability including three separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
  • Optical SteadyShot™ in-lens image stabilization
  • Compact, lightweight design with dust and moisture resistance

The 18-110mm F4 OSS PZ lens will be available in November 2016, and is priced at about $3,500.     

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Why can't it be f2.8? Please? Argh.

At least it's parfocal (if not actually, then in software onboard?) so crash-zooms will be cool.

September 9, 2016 at 10:17AM, Edited September 9, 10:18AM

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Patrick Ortman
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I'm guessing it's f4 rather than f2.8 because of the optical image stabilization - Sony obviously considered that more important rather than giving you an extra stop.

September 9, 2016 at 11:51AM

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David Wyatt
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Wow, this lens looks fantastic!

Considering the base ISO on the FS7 is 2000, I think that f/4 will be more than sufficient for a large variety of work.

The demo video looks great too. The Canon 24-105 changes exposure during zoom, whereas this lens seems to maintain exposure, as well as focus (!) during zooming.

If the IQ is solid, this lens will be a no brainer for a lot of shooters.

September 9, 2016 at 4:34PM

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BD
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"Inexpensive" is true for some, but not all - it's all relative......but you don't need this lens or one ten times its cost to make great content...

September 9, 2016 at 5:16PM

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Ed Wright
Director, DP, Writer
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Im actually looking at this lens aswell as others for a pro zoom covering stills and video... cant decide so have put an image together showing them all on the a6300 / a6500 body to compare ... the full comparsion image is here : http://www.samdcruz.com/general/best-zoom-lenses-compared-for-sony-a6300... It goes into comparing the size aswell as price, weight and detailed thoughts, could be useful for anyone considering lenses like this

January 23, 2017 at 4:00AM

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