December will see the release of a new Sony Super 35mm/APS-C format 8-110mm power zoom lens for E-mount cameras.


The new Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS (SELP18110G) lens. (Source: Sony.)

Suitable forprofessional 4K movie production and usable on Sony’s PXW-FS7 professional camcorder as well as interchangeable-lens cameras such as ?7 series and ?6300, the new lens provides a high 6.1x zoom ratio covering angles of view equivalent to a 27-165mm lens on a 35mm camera. It  maintains a constant f/4 aperture for attractive depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire standard zoom range. Its optical design consists of 18 elements in 15 groups and includes six aspherical elements and three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. It also features an intricate seven-blade circular aperture design that delivers high resolution image quality for 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.

Three separate rings offer control over focus, zoom, and aperture, with optimal torque for a responsive, professional feel. Both servo and 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 ? lenses, the SELP18110G has a built-in 0.8mm pitch focus gear  that ensures direct compatibility with standard focusing accessories. Optical SteadyShot technology enables in-lens image stabilisation during handheld shooting. The compact and lightweight design of this lens makes it highly portable. 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 in Australia from December 2016 for SRP AU$5,699. For more information contact Sony Australia on 1300 720 071 or visit