The Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G lens, announced at IBC 2019, will be available in December 2020 to pair with FX6, FX9, and other full-frame Sony cameras. This new lens supports intelligent shooting functions unique to E-mount cameras – such as fast and accurate AF within a shallow depth of field – while also offering manual focus options in a form factor familiar to professional cinema creators.
The FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G delivers stunning bokeh and corner-to-corner resolution thanks to two XA (Extreme Aspherical) elements with extreme surface precision of 0.01-micron, circular 11-blade apertures in addition to three aspheric lenses that are positioned in a way that effectively reduces field curvature, astigmatism and, in combination with two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, reduces color distortion. Additionally, floating focus provides outstanding resolution at every zoom position. The new lens also features Nano AR (Anti Reflection) coating to reduce flare.
The focus ring offers a 140-degree large angle of rotation for fine control, with distance scale markers for consistent focus reset during multiple takes. Linear Response MF enables smooth manual focus, allowing users to adjust focus accurately and intuitively. Three independent rings for focus, iris and zoom enable users to get the exact creative results they desire. Each ring has the industry standard of 0.8mm pitch gear for follow-focused accessories, and the 114mm barrel diameter is compatible with industry standard matte box accessories. A two-speed servo provides smooth, accurate control of focal length and can be activated from a switch on the lens or a lever on the FX6 Smart Grip.
FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G Features
- Full-Frame Format E-Mount Cine Lens
- Large T3.1 Aperture
- Detachable Servo Zoom
- Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Enhanced Hybrid Autofocus, Auto Exposure
- Lag-Free Linear Response Manual Focus
- Eleven-Blade Iris for Smooth Bokeh
- 0.8 MOD Gear, 114mm Front Diameter
- 120° Focus Rotation
- Antireflection Coating to Reduce Flare