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The Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS is the first ever G lens that has been created specifically for the manufacturer's E-mount cameras and interchangeable-lens camcorders. Offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-157.5mm, the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS power zoom boasts an optical image stabiliser and 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two ED glass elements and three aspherical lens elements. Equipped with an iris diaphragm with seven rounded blades, the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS maintains a maximum aperture of f/4 throughout its entire zoom range. Weighing in at 427 grams, the Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS takes 72mm filters, and offers a close-focus point of 45cm. Availability is slated for October in the UK and December in the US. The estimated street price is £500/$600.
Sony Press Release
E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS (SELP18105G)
Sony introduces the first ever G Lens that has been created especially for E-mount cameras and interchangeable lens camcorders.
The SELP18105G covers a generous 5.8x zoom range – equivalent to 27-157.5mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) – that’s ideal for travel photography and general-purpose shooting.
Optical design of the SELP18105G reflects its G Lens pedigree. Two ED glass elements are combined with three aspherical elements for high resolution and contrast throughout the entire zoom range. Distortion and spherical/colour aberration are minimised for beautiful rendering with excellent contrast at all focal lengths. The circular aperture guarantees smooth, professional bokeh effects whether you’re shooting stills or Full HD video.
This premium all-rounder is particularly suited to Full HD video shooting. Technology developed for Handycam® ensures remarkably smooth, quiet autofocus and power zoom operation that won’t disturb your subject.
The conveniently-placed zoom lever on the lens barrel allows fixed or variable-speed power zooming, with easy fingertip operation to reduce unwanted camera wobbles. For even greater creative control, independent focus and zoom rings allow manual focus adjustment while zooming. Overall lens length remains unchanged during focusing and zoom operation to ensure comfortably consistent handling.
Like the new SEL1670Z, the SELP18105G maintains a consistent F4 maximum aperture for plenty of brightness at all zoom settings. Optical SteadyShot cuts the effects of camera shake for crisper handheld shots, even in challenging low-light conditions or when you’re zoomed right in.
NEX-VG900E camcorder automatically switches to APS-C crop mode with lens attached.