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More ways to see the world as Sony extends choice of E-mount lenses

Press Release   •   Jan 23, 2013 12:00 GMT

Photographers and video makers are spoilt for choice with two additions to the range of E-mount interchangeable lenses for SonyαE-mount cameras and semi-professional camcorders.

E 20mm F2.8 ‘pancake’ wide-angle lens

Measuring approximately 20mm from front to back, this short focal length ‘pancake’ lens makes an ultra-slim yet tough ‘walkaround’ partner for your α E-mount camera.

With the 35mm equivalent of its 30mm wide-angle view and bright F2.8 aperture, it’s perfect for a broad range of everyday shooting opportunities, from interiors to landscapes, street scenes and casual snaps. Excellent contrast and resolution are also augmented by enhanced clarity in corner areas to satisfy the most discerning photographer.

E PZ18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS powered telephoto zoom lens

Offering a generous 11x magnification range, this high-quality telephoto zoom makes an ideal partner for shooting video with the E-mount interchangeable lens Full HD camcorders. The NEX-VG30EH is already supplied as a kit with the E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS power zoom lens.

A comfortably positioned zoom lever is partnered with a switch on the lens barrel, allowing zoom speed to be selected in six steps, from slow, beautiful shifts in perspective to dramatic crash-zoom effects. Thanks to a newly developed internal linear motor, power zoom is complemented by exceptionally smooth focusing and aperture operation. Zoom can also be controlled directly from NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30 and NEX-FS700*.

*Firmware update is required for NEX-FS700.

Built-in Optical SteadyShot cuts the effects of camera shake, allowing handheld use of slower shutter speeds without image blur. Active Mode further enhances stabilisation at the wide end of the 11x zoom range – even when you’re walking along – making the lens a compelling choice for capturing smooth, stable video footage.

While optimised for video, it’s also a flexible choice for shooting stills with Sony’sαE-mount interchangeable lens,, from expansive landscapes to high impact close-ups of wildlife and athletes

E-mount lens family keeps growing

There’s now a family of thirteen E-mount lenses plus two converters, covering virtually any shooting situation with your Sony α E-mount camera or camcorder. Spanning ultra-wide angle, powerful telezoom, macro and fast, bright primes, the range includes premium optics by Sony and Carl Zeiss. Beautifully styled to complement yourαE-mount camera, every E-mount lens offers refined performance and easy handling.

The new Sony E 20mm F2.8 interchangeable lens will be available from March 2013,and the E PZ18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens from February 2013.

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Technical specifications

E PZ18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS

E 20mm F2.8

Lens configuration

12 groups, 17 elements (5 aspheric surfaces, 1 ED glass element)

6 groups, 6 elements

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

27-300mm

30mm

Aperture blade

7

7

Minimum aperture

F22-F40

F16

Maximum magnification

0.35x (with APS-C sensor)

0.12x

Min. focusing distance

0.3-0.5m

0.2m

Filter diameter

67mm

49mm

Dimensions Diameter x Length (max.)

93.2 x 99mm

62.6 x 20.4mm

Weight

649g

69g

Image stabilisation

Yes (Optical SteadyShot)

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Internal motor

Yes

Yes

AF for movie record

Yes

Yes

Direct Manual Focus

Yes

Yes

Exterior finish

Aluminium alloy

Aluminium alloy

For more information, please contact the Sony PI team at Cake:

SonyPI@cakegroup.com/(0) 202 7307 3103

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