Sony Announces Three Wide-Angle E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Sony Announces Three Wide-Angle E-Mount APS-C Lenses

Sony has a vast line up, with dozens of lenses in each mount category available for enthusiast and professional photographers. Today, they are set to bring the total number of E-mount lenses up to 70, with the introduction of the power zoom G lens E PZ 10-20mm F4 G (model SELP1020G), versatile G lens E 15mm F1.4 G (model SEL15F14G), as well as a new ultra-wide prime E 11mm F1.8 (model SEL11F18).

E PZ 10-20mm F4 G (model SELP1020G)

The first new lens, the E PZ 10-20mm F4 G, as the name suggests, has a focal length of 10-20mm on APS-C, or 15-30mm in 35mm equivalent. It is 20% lighter than its predecessor (SEL1018) with a total weight of just 178 grams. Thus, making it the world’s smallest and lightest, ultra-wide angle constant F4 APS-C power zoom lens. The lens uses internal zoom and focus mechanisms, and therefore does not change in length when zooming or focusing.

E 15mm F1.4 G (model SEL15F14G)

The E 15mm F1.4 G, who’s 35mm full-frame equivalent would be a 22.5 mm lens, has a 10-20mm zoom range and is designed to deliver a consistently excellent optical performance. Three aspherical elements are ideally positioned to suppress field curvature and astigmatism, so you have perfect clarity from the center to the periphery of every image at all zoom settings.

The optical path also includes two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that effectively subdue chromatic aberration. An ED aspherical element further contributes to high resolution right out to the image edges. A circular aperture and carefully designed spherical aberration work together to creates a beautiful F1.4 bokeh.

A Minimum autofocus distance is 0.2 meters with a maximum magnification of 0.14x, while minimum manual focus distance is 0.13 ~ 0.17-meters with a maximum magnification of 0.18x, in a versatile APS-C lens with vast creative potential.

E 11mm F1.8 (model SEL11F18)

For a large aperture, ultra-wide APS-C prime, the E 11mm F1.8 delivers outstanding corner-to-corner resolution, gorgeous bokeh and fast, reliable AF. It is compact and lightweight, with a 16.5 mm as a 35mm full-frame equivalent. Three aspherical elements and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, achieve consistently high resolution from the image center to periphery.

The aspherical lenses are carefully positioned to compensate for distortion and deliver excellent corner-to-corner resolution even with the aperture wide open. The addition of ED glass further suppresses chromatic aberration and effectively reduces colour fringing that is more likely to occur in the image periphery. 

The large F1.8 maximum aperture of this lens makes it easy to achieve deep background bokeh. Precisely controlled spherical aberration and a circular aperture mechanism further contribute to the smooth bokeh produced by this unique lens. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.12 meters and maximum magnification of 0.2x the lens can deliver impressive close-ups for both stills and movies.

The E PZ 10-20mm F4 G, E 11mm F1.8, and E 15mm F1.4 G will be available in Middle East & Africa from June 2022.

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