Sony 16-35mm F4 G

Earlier this morning, Sony Electronics announced the 16-35mm F4 G. It is the lightest constant F4 wide-angle power zoom lens. Spring always brings a lot. Chirping birds, flower blooming, longer days, warmer temperatures. And new camera gear.

Like the 16-35—preorder now from B&H for $1198.

The compact, lightweight lens includes a lengthy list of innovations. First, watch the intro video.

The Sony 16-35mm F4 G innovations include

  • 30FPS shooting with the A1
  • Circular aperture blades
  • 12 group, 13 elements with optical performance throughout the image area
  • Breathing reduction
  • XD Linear motors power the zoom

Operate the zoom with a wide/tight switch. Or a grip, app, and custom function on your existing body. A short video demonstrates how it works.

The 66th lens in Sony’s lineup is just right for creators and designed for stills and videos. Many videos are being captured at arm’s length, so a wide field of view is essential. Creators will use this lens for wide-angle expressions to everyday photography and video recording.

  • Super-resolution and corner to corner sharpness
  • Smooth, precise power zoom with four XD linear motors.
  • Image quality and operation optimized for demanding movie applications
  • Fast and silent AF with dual XD linear motors
  • Lightweight at 353 grams, 30% less than the Vario-Tessar T* FE 16–35 mm F4 ZA OSS.
Sony 16-35mm F4 G
Sony 16-35mm F4 G

If you’re keeping count, that’s 6 XD linear motors in one lens. On the lens, is a power zoom ring, zoom level, focus hold button, focus mode switch, aperture ring click, aperture ring, and an iris lock switch. That switch locks the iris in place so you can’t move it accidentally.

Considering the controls, using internal focus and internal zoom, the overall length of the lens remains constant during use for ideal balance and handling.

Sony 16-35mm F4 G Pricing and Availability

The new FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G will be available in June 2022 for approximately $1,200.00 USD and $1,500.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout North America.

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