· E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS (SELP18110G) with 6.1x high zoom ratio
· High resolution suited for professional 4K movie production
· Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction to minimise unwanted focus and image shifts during focusing or zooming
· Advanced operability including three separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
· Optical SteadyShot™ in-lens image stabilisation
· Compact, lightweight design with dust and moisture resistance
(SINGAPORE, 9 September 2016) – Offering moviemakers a powerful new creative tool, Sony has developed a new 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 equivalent in 35mm format), with 6.1x high zoom ratio even with inner focus; while maintaining a constant F4 aperture throughout for beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire standard zoom range.
From the PXW-FS7 professional camcorder to interchangeable-lens cameras such as α7 series and α6300, the SEL18110G top quality G LensTM delivers image quality that will satisfy the most demanding of professional users. It consists of 18 elements in 15 groups, including 6 aspherical elements and 3 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. It also features a highly intricate 7 blade circular aperture design that delivers extremely high resolution image quality, particularly suited to professional 4K movie shooting.
The SELP18110G is 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 operating the lens during movie shooting. SMO addresses three particular aspects on lens operation that can have a significant impact on movie quality: Focus Breathing, where shifts in angle of view during focusing are minimised by an internal focus mechanism; Focus Shift, where small shifts in focus that can occur while zooming are eliminated by precise focus tracking adjustment; and Axial Shift, where axial image shifts while zooming, are minimised by a constant length design.
The high level of operability and quiet operation of the new lens make it a compelling proposition for its integration into professional movie production environments. Its three separate rings offer control over focus, zoom, and aperture, with optimal torque for a satisfying 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. The lens length remains constant during any changes making it easy to use with matte boxes and other lens accessories. A first for α lenses, the SELP18110G has a 0.8mm pitch focus gear built right onto the lens, providing direct compatibility with standard focusing accessories.
Optimum optical performance and operability are complemented by a dust and moisture-resistant design1, making the lens ideal for location use. The SELP18110G further offers extra versatility thanks to Optical SteadyShot™ technology that provides in-lens image stabilisation during handheld shooting. Its compact and lightweight design also means that it is a truly mobile solution. Users can also achieve added flexibility when the lens is paired with the SEL14TC and SEL20TC teleconverters for 1.4x and 2.0x extension of focal range respectively.
The SELP18110G Super 35mm / APS-C power zoom lens for professional movie-makers and photographers will be available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from December 2016.