New Sony 18-110mm f/4 Lens Announced

September 9th, 2016
New Sony 18-110mm f/4 Lens Announced

Sony has just announced a new zoom lens for pro videographers at this year’s IBC. The Sony 18-110mm f/4 s35 lens features a nice zoom range at a constant f/4 aperture, an E-mount and, of course, 4K resolution.

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the new Sony 18-110mm zoom lens

The Sony 18-110mm f/4 zoom

This new s35 E-mount lens features a very decent zoom range of 18-110mm (equivalent of 27-165mm in full frame) and it’s clearly aimed at pro videographers who depend on being able to capture a wide focal length range at a constant and relatively fast aperture. Another welcome feature of the Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 is the weight of this lens, which is just 1105 grams (1.44 lbs).

It features a technology called Smooth Motion Optics (SMO), which is designed to smooth out internal movement of the lens groups. The result is the absence of axis shifting, no focus shifting and only minimal focus breathing when zooming. It features internal focus as well as internal zoom, so the overall length of the lens will not change when zooming in. The well known Optical SteadyShot by Sony has also been implemented and, of course, it’s capable of shooting 4K resolutions.

There are three separate rings for focus, zoom and iris, and you can control the zoom either via the built-in power zoom control or just manually via the dedicated ring. Also, the direction of the zoom ring can be reversed.

sony 18-110mmWith its features and wider end, the Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 would make a very good companion to Super 35mm cameras like the Sony FS7, or APS-C cameras like the Sony a6300.

Specifications

  • focal length range: 18 – 110mm (6.1x)
  • aperture: constant f/4 aperture
  • weight: 1105 grams (1.44 lbs)
  • three dedicated rings for focus, iris, zoom

The price for the Sony SELP18110G will be around 3.999 € ($4.500) and will be available from December 2016.

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Pedro Hofmann
Pedro Hofmann
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haha…. Sony doubled the price compared to their nearly same 28-135 f4 G OSS??? They go nuts.

James Davis
James Davis
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Michael Marriott since Brian Muna don’t like F4 coz he’s too fancy, this lens is beautiful for us. F4 all the way! LOL!

Brian Muna
Brian Muna
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

?

 Klaus Stangl
Klaus Stangl
MemberSeptember 9th, 2016

A little bit wider angle, but less tele and APS-C only… and nearly twice the price compared to a SELP28135G?

Raphael Sauze
Raphael Sauze
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Là je dis oui ! Arnaud Mps

Peter Kent
Peter Kent
MemberSeptember 9th, 2016

It’s 2.44lbs, prettly close to the 28-135’s 2.68lbs

James Bridges
James Bridges
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Lance Lipman

Lance Lipman
Lance Lipman
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Looks awesome, but I’d have to sell the camera to afford the lens!

James Bridges
James Bridges
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

That’s usually the way it is…

Lance Lipman
Lance Lipman
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Maybe I’ll just tell Gail she needs it for her 6300. Hey, let me know how the multicam shoot went.

Josef Spajon Xavier
Josef Spajon Xavier
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

So slow

Ville-Veikko Heinonen
Ville-Veikko Heinonen
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

At last a wider wide end. I hope there’s more improvements over the 28-135 as well, considering the price…

Nino Leitner
Nino Leitner
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

There are many improvements. Just shot a video about it. Available later today hopefully

Ville-Veikko Heinonen
Ville-Veikko Heinonen
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Excellent! I’ve been really struggling to find the ultimate all-around lens for my FS7 and ended up using mostly Canon 24-105 with Metabones, but this here sounds like it could suit most of my documentary plus run and gun needs.

Tom Walsh
Tom Walsh
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Ville-Veikko Heinonen Absolutely! Pricey but worth it I think.

Jiri Bakala
Jiri Bakala
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

I’d say it’s actually not expensive at all. The other options are Fujinon 19-90 ($40k), Canon 17-120 ($30k), or now the really cheap Zeiss 21-100 ($10k). So by comparison, not expensive at all.

Ville-Veikko Heinonen
Ville-Veikko Heinonen
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Jiri Bakala true that.

George Featherby
George Featherby
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Is it parfocal? They mention no focus shifting… guessing that is what they are referring to?

Ville-Veikko Heinonen
Ville-Veikko Heinonen
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Check out the video on the post, as far as I understood it is.

Tony Lykke Lorentzen
Tony Lykke Lorentzen
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Would love to try this on my FS5

Pantazidis Panagiotis
Pantazidis Panagiotis
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

F4 good luck

Joshua Valdez
Joshua Valdez
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

but sigma gave us a T2.0. :(
Think about the children with cameras.

Anthony browning
MemberSeptember 9th, 2016

wow that price is a little overboard. Would really like to see if the image justifys the price.

Scott Crozier
Scott Crozier
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

Glad I never bought the 28-135.

Bruce Doan
Bruce Doan
GuestSeptember 9th, 2016

3.5 times more expensive than my A6300 ?

Jack Quirk
Jack Quirk
GuestSeptember 10th, 2016

When will Sony get the fact that most proffesionals want F2.8 or faster! Gurrrrrrrrr

Derek Brandon
Derek Brandon
GuestSeptember 10th, 2016

Too slow

PiDicus Rex
MemberSeptember 14th, 2016

F4 is fast enough for news and sports work with s35 sensors.
Wonder if this lens still works on a mechanical-only connection, of needs to draw power from the camera to function.
(Off to watch the video,..)

PiDicus Rex
MemberSeptember 14th, 2016

Okie, mostly manual. :)

Peter Kent
Peter Kent
MemberSeptember 14th, 2016

Like the 28-135 the fly by wire focus ring needs power.

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