recently introduced a new
Super 35mm / APS-C format power zoom lens. Promising
the uncompromising image quality, the
power zoom lens starts at 18mm wide angle and extends to 110mm at the
telephoto end (27mm – 165mm equivalent in 35mm format), with 6.1x
high zoom ratio even with inner focus; while maintaining a constant
F4 aperture throughout for depth of field effects and stable exposure
control across the entire standard zoom range.
consists of 18 elements in 15 groups, including 6 aspherical elements
and 3 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. It is also said to
feature a highly intricate 7 blade circular aperture design that
delivers extremely high resolution image quality, particularly suited
to professional 4K movie shooting.
to Sony, the SELP18110G is the second lens to benefit from Sony’s
Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction. It has been
reportedly developed to eliminate unwanted image shifts while
operating the lens during movie shooting. Sony also stated that the
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 minimized 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 minimized by a constant length design.
reportedly high level of operatability and quiet operation of the new
lens make it a compelling proposition for its integration into
professional movie production environments. Its three separate rings
are said to offer control over focus, zoom, and aperture, with
optimal torque for a satisfying responsive, professional feel. Both
servo and responsive manual mechanical zoom are fully supported and
the zoom ring direction is switchable to match individual user
preferences. Sony has also informed that the lens length will remain
constant during any changes making it easy to use with matte boxes
and other lens accessories. A first for α lenses, the SELP18110G has
a 0.8mm pitch focus gear built right onto the lens, providing direct
compatibility with standard focusing accessories.
SELP18110G is said to offer extra versatility thanks to Optical
SteadyShot technology that will provide in-lens image stabilization
during handheld shooting. Making the lens ideal for outdoor use, it
is reportedly complemented by a dust and moisture-resistant design.
has revealed that the SELP18110G Super 35mm / APS-C power zoom lens
for professional movie-makers and photographers will
be available in select Alpha Flagship stores and select Sony Center
across India. The price of the
SELP18110G ₹ 2,69,990 and the lens will be available from 10thMarch 2017 onward.