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Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G Full Frame Cinema Lens

Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G Full Frame Cinema Lens

Product Code: 7240696G

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The Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 cine lens is a full frame wide angle zoom with smart functions unique to Sony’s E-mount lens system, including AF support, servo zoom and zoom / iris / focus control.

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  • Beautiful subject isolation with fast T3.1 and background defocus from 11 blade aperture
  • Unique smart functions including AF support, servo zoom and zoom / iris / focus control from the camera
  • Full hybrid phase and contrast detection AF for which Sony is renowned
  • Superb optics include Two XA elements, Two ED elements and nano AR coating for premium results
  • Included servo unit provides comfortable control for smooth, gradual zooms suitable for a slow moving dramas

Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 cine lens Summary

The FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G cinema lens from Sony is an ideal match with E-mount pro video cameras such as the Sony PXW-FS5 MK II. The wide angle zoom combines advanced optical performance, operability and intelligent shooting functions. The consistent T3.1 (F/2.8) large aperture and circular 11-blade aperture allow cinematographers and content creators to create beautifully smooth bokeh effects. Smooth, precise manual control is complemented by smart functions unique to Sony’s E-mount lens system, including fast, accurate AF/AE, servo zoom and zoom/iris/focus control from the camera, remote or a smartphone.

Key features

  • Unleashing the expression capability of both Full-frame and Super 35mm camcorders and interchangeable lens cameras
  • Excellent resolution and bokeh thanks to consistent T3.1 (F2.8) large aperture (Two XA lenses & two ED glasses, plus 11-blade aperture)
  • Accurate and precise operability with three independent control rings (Linear Response MF /Reversible zoom ring rotation )
  • Intelligent functions unique to E-mount systems (Detachable servo zoom/Fast, accurate Auto Focus)
     

In Detail

Cinematic images with beautiful bokeh
Experience beautiful cinematic images, with excellent corner-to-corner resolution and consistent T3.1 (F2.8) large aperture from wide to telephoto for stunning background bokeh effects.

Responsive manual control for content creators
Adjust focus, zoom and iris with smooth, consistent precision. Enjoy fine control over realising your artistic vision with large-format sensor cameras such as the PXW-FX9 and VENICE.

Shoot with extra intelligence
Enjoy smart functions unique to Sony’s E-mount lens system, including AF (autofocus) support, servo zoom and zoom/iris/focus control from your camera, remote or smartphone, allowing cinematographers to concentrate on composition and focus without touching lens rings.*

*Requires compatible cameras, remote controllers, smartphones and mobile apps.

Unlimited expression for content creators
Explore new artistic possibilities and precise creative control with Cinema Lens Series – the refined expression of Sony’s technological expertise for uncompromising content creators. Due for release by the end of 2020, the FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G is the first of a range of Cinema Lens Series models. Its wide angle zoom lens is optimised for digital cinematography, documentary production and other premium content produced with full-frame cameras such as the FX9 and VENICE.​

Advanced optical design
Two XA (Extreme Aspherical) lens elements and three aspheric elements minimise distortion, curvature and astigmatism. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements suppress colour distortion, while an advanced nano AR (Anti Reflection) coating on optical surfaces drastically reduces flare and ghosting. The floating focus mechanism is optimised for motion picture applications, ensuring outstanding resolution and very low distortion at any shooting distance.

Smooth, natural bokeh
An ideal partner for the full-frame sensor of Sony’s acclaimed FX9 and VENICE cameras, the consistent T3.1 (F2.8) large aperture and circular 11-blade aperture of the SELC1635G lets professional cinematographers enjoy shallow depth of field and the creation of beautifully smooth bokeh (background defocus) effects.

Precise, responsive manual focus
Linear Response MF enables smooth, lag-free manual focus, allowing DoPs and camera operators to adjust focus accurately and intuitively. The focus ring offers a 120deg large angle of rotation for finer control, with distance scale markers for consistent focus reset during multiple takes. For complete creative control to suit any user including photographers who are used to shooting stills, SELC1635G also offers reversible zoom ring rotation, modes switchable between AF/MF and Full manual, and the option to engage ‘click stops’, providing tactile feedback for precise adjustments of the aperture ring. When the click stops are disengaged, the aperture ring moves smoothly and quietly.

More options for content creators
The SELC1635G has a 0.8mm pitch gear and 114mm lens diameter, which is regarded as the industry standard in cinematography, providing compatibility with a wide range of accessories include matte boxes and follow focus systems.

Detachable servo zoom
The included servo unit provides comfortable fingertip control for smooth, gradual zooms suitable for a slow moving drama or promotional video. Servo and Manual control are switchable by the button on the lens unit, and while set to servo, you can control zoom via camera’s handle or grip zoom.
Also, the servo can be detached if preferred, making the lens lighter and more portable.

Fast, accurate AF and AE
The SELC1635G fully supports the Enhanced Hybrid phase/contrast detection autofocus (AF) and Auto Exposure (AE) capabilities of the FX9 full-frame camera. This breakthrough technology allows you to concentrate on framing while the camera and lens work seamlessly together to maintain focus on subjects with shallow depth of field.

What’s in the box

  • Lens front cap ALC-F82S
  • Lens rear cap ALC-R1EM
  • Case Yes (soft case)
  • Zoom unit socket cover
  • Zoom unit spare screw

Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G Cinema Lens Specifications

Type

Interchangeable lens

Product name

Sony FE C 16-35 mm T3.1 G

Model name

SELC1635G

Lens mount

Sony E-mount

Format

35mm full frame

Focal-length (mm)

16-35

35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C) (mm)

24-52.5

Lens construction (groups-elements)

13-16

 

83°-44°

Angle of view (35mm)

107°-63°

Maximum aperture (F)

T3.1(F2.8)

Minimum aperture (F)

T25(F22)

Number of aperture blade

11

Circular aperture

Yes

Minimum focus distance (m)

0.28

Minimum focus distance (ft)

0.92

Maximum magnification ratio (x)

0.19

Filter diameter (mm)

-

Image stabilization (SteadyShot)

- (body-integrated)

Zoom system

Both manual and powered

Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)

Incompatible

Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)

Incompatible

Hood type

Square shape, fixed type

Dimensions dia. x length (mm)

118.5 x 147

Dimensions dia. x length (in.)

4-3/4 x 5-7/8

Weight (approx.) (g)

1390

Weight (approx.) (oz.)

49.1

Fluorine coating

Yes

Mount rubber ring

Yes

Offers: N/A
Offer Category: Camera Lenses
Offer Product Type: Sony Cine Lenses E mount
Autofocus: N/A
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: N/A
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): N/A
Length (mm): N/A
Weight (g): N/A
Distance scale: N/A
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: N/A
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: N/A
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: N/A
Groups: N/A
Hood supplied: N/A
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: N/A
Maximum magnification: N/A
Maximum aperture (number): N/A
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: N/A
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): N/A
Minimum aperture (number): N/A
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: N/A
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: N/A
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

It was only a matter of time before Sony entered the cine lens market and the release of the FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G marks that moment. Sony has after all developed a series of pro video cameras, award winning mirrorless cameras with advanced video capabilities such as the a7S III. They have also developed numerous acclaimed E-mount lenses available for their mirrorless system. All of these technologies have been combined in this cinema model, allowing Sony to deliver unique features including renowned hybrid AF with phase detect, precise, responsive manual focus and Auto Exposure (AE) capabilities.

The addition of video specific features further include a detachable servo zoom, 0.8mm pitch gear and engageable ‘click stops’ for responsive feedback. Professional movie makers, documentary makers and broadcasters will instantly feel at home with this lens and benefit from extremely high quality optics combined with a classic 16-35mm wide angle zoom range. With this first model under its’ belt we are certain that Sony will continue to release new and accomplished cinema lenses as it further establishes itself in world of video.

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    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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