Sony APS-C Lens Trio

Sony unveils three APS-C lenses for hybrid photo/video shooters

Sony has announced three new lenses designed with the hybrid photographer/videographer in mind: the 10-20mm f/4PZ15mm f/1.4and 11mm f/1.8

Sony says the number of creators producing both photo and video content has skyrocketed in recent years. The company cites that about 60% of creators surveyed said they were hybrid shooters in 2019, but by 2022 that number has increased to 80%.

That’s why Sony created these three new lenses that are designed for video-focused photographers with Sony’s APS-C cameras, but can also deliver excellent performance for stills shooting.

“Sony’s cameras have continued to lead the way in stills and video capture, and these innovative new lenses add features to the APS-C range that have not been seen before,” the company says. “Linear motors, responsive autofocus, minimal focus breathing and more are the hallmarks of these new lenses.”

The company says these three additions are a sign of continued support for its APS-C optics for users who want a compact system but don’t want to sacrifice performance or high image quality.

10-20mm f/4PZ G

The first of the three lenses is a 10-20mm f/4 power zoom that Sony promises to deliver excellent edge-to-edge performance. The company says it’s the world’s smallest ultra-wide APS-C zoom lens designed for the videographer or vlogger who needs smooth, reliable, powerful zoom and best-in-class image quality. The powerful zoom makes it easy to get consistent shots, and that zoom is internal too, giving the lens the same size at different focal lengths, making it ideal for gimbal use.

10-20mm f/4PZ G

Sony says the lens manages edge-to-edge sharpness thanks to two ED glass elements and one ED aspherical element. It has minimal focus breathing and dual linear motors that it claims results in ultra-fast, highly accurate focus. The lens can focus up to 5.11 to 6.69 inches (10mm to 20mm) with manual focus (0.18x) and 7.87 inches with autofocus (0.14x).

It is smaller and lighter than its closest competition, making it highly portable: it is 46% lighter than its competitors at 6.2 grams.

The Sony E 10-20 mm f/4 PZ G will be available in July for $750

15mm f/1.4G

Sony describes the 15mm f/1.4 G as a professional wide-angle prime lens with Sony’s G-class image quality. That means the promise of great bokeh and fast, accurate focusing in both stills and video. The company says this lens also has quiet focusing thanks to its linear motors and distortion-free image production thanks to its high-end optics.

15mm f/1.4G

The lens uses three aspherical elements for excellent resolving power and corner-to-corner sharpness for a seven-blade diaphragm that Sony claims creates a smooth, pleasing bokeh. This lens has multiple controls on the body, such as a de-clickable aperture ring, MF/AF switch and a focus knob.

The 15mm f/1.4 G can focus up to 0.2 meters (about 7.87 inches) with autofocus (0.12x) and 0.17 meters (about 6.69 inches) with manual focus (0.15x).

Like the 10-20mm f/4 PZ G, the 15mm f/1.4 G is 46% lighter than its competition, but also 25% shorter. It will be available in July for $740

11mm f/1.8

Described as an ultra-wide-angle prime, the 11mm f/1.8 promises great bokeh, superb image quality and fast focusing for stills and video in a package that Sony says is “affordable”.

11mm f/1.8

The lens features three aspherical elements for excellent resolving power and corner-to-corner sharpness. Like the other two lenses announced above, the 11mm f/1.8 features fast and reliable autofocus thanks to its linear motor system. It shares the same aperture as the 15mm seven-blade f/1.4 and can focus up to 0.12 meters (about 4.7 inches) in autofocus (0.2x) and up to 0.15 meters (about 5.9 inches) in manual focus (0.13). X).

The 11mm f/1.8 will be available in July for $550

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