Today Sony announced an advanced Super 35mm / APS-C format power zoom lens for the E-mount, the 18-110mm f/4.0 OSS PZ.
This new lens has a 6.1x high zoom ratio and maintains a constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range. It promises to deliver high resolution image quality that will satisfy even the most demanding of professional users, with 18 elements in 15 groups (including 6 aspherical elements and 3 ED glass elements) and a 7 blade circular aperture design.
It benefits from Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction, which has been developed to eliminate unwanted image shifts (specifically focus breathing, focus shift and axial shift) while making adjustments during movie shooting.
The weather-resistant barrel features three separate rings give control over focus, zoom and aperture. The zoom ring direction is switchable and the lens length remains constant during any changes. What’s more, a 0.8mm pitch focus gear is built right onto the ring, providing direct compatibility with standard focusing accessories.
The new lens will be available in November 2016 for approximately $3,500 USD.