Sony today announced a new full-frame E-mount lens, 16-35mm (FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G) to accompany the newly announced FX9 (model name: PXW-FX9) full-frame format camcorder at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. The new Sony lens offers high optical performance, reliable operability and intelligent shooting functions for professional video creation. New lens is compatible with intelligent shooting functions of E-mount system that support and improve Large Format Sensor (LFS) shooting. Paired with the new full-frame format camcorder FX9, the new lens supports fast and accurate auto focus, making it possible to track fast moving subjects while maintaining a shallow depth of field.
The two XA (Extreme Aspherical) elements with extreme surface precision of 0.01-micron, together with circular 11-blade apertures deliver beautifully smooth bokeh in every frame. Nano AR (Anti Reflection) coating drastically reduces flare and ghost phenomenon. The new E-mount lens further offers accurate and precise operability thanks to three independent rings for focus, zoom and iris that content creators can manipulate so they get the exact results they desire.
Compatible with a wide range of E-mount cameras from VENICE to Alpha Interchangeable lens cameras as well as the new flagship FX9, the addition of this new lens optimised for professional video shooting brings unprecedented creative flexibility for content creators. The new Sony 16-35mm (FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G) will be available in Spring 2020 for approximately 700,000 yen ($6,483) plus local tax.