FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G - Full-frame Constant-Aperture Wide-angle Power Zoom G Lens
- The world’s lightest1 full-frame F4 wide-angle power-zoom lens
- Outstanding resolution in an ultralight compact G Lens (353 g / 12.5 oz)
- Power zoom using 4 XD Linear Motors for responsive operation and control
- Reduced focus breathing/shift for refined movie imagery
- Fast, precise, quiet AF and tracking by 2 XD Linear Motors for movies and stills
- Naturally rendered bokeh and excellent close-up performance (min focus 9.5”)
- Consistent balance for easy handling with internal focus and zoom structures
- Focus, zoom and aperture rings with lock and click on/off functions
- Constant or variable zoom speed from lens or compatible cameras/remotes
- Dust and moisture resistant2 design and front fluorine coating for reliability
Ultralight, versatile wide-angle power zoom
Sony’s vast expertise brings you the world’s lightest full frame F4 wide-angle power-zoom lens, giving today’s content creators refined imagery, expression, and control. A new power zoom system in a compact lens is suitable for small crews or solo shooting. It is ideal for stills too, with beautiful G lens™ rendering and astonishing AF (autofocus) performance.
FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Lens
Evolved image quality
This compact, lightweight, full-frame constant F4 wide-angle power zoom lens delivers superb G Lens image quality. It includes two AA (advanced aspherical) elements, a Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) element, and an ED element to effectively suppress distortion and aberration. A circular aperture and controlled spherical aberration enhance bokeh quality, while 9.5-inch (0.24 meter) minimum focus enables stunning close ups.
Designed for polished movie imagery
In addition to smooth, versatile power zoom, this remarkably compact lens minimizes jarring angle of view shifts that can occur when focusing or zooming so that stable, high quality movie footage can be easily captured. Focus, zoom, and aperture operation are also extremely quiet, greatly reducing noise and vibration that can interfere with movie recording.
Smooth power zoom with snappy response
A new power zoom system driven by four XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motors for the first time in an α lens provides smooth control with the immediacy of manual zoom. Even subtle zoom ring rotation is precisely detected and instantaneously converted to zoom operation. A continuously variable zoom lever makes it easy to execute super-slow constant-speed zooms, and zoom can be remotely controlled while the camera is mounted on a gimbal.2
XD Linear Motors deliver stunning AF
Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors deliver quick, quiet, low-vibration autofocus while maintaining compact lens dimensions. Tenacious, reliable AF can smoothly track subjects while shooting high frame rate photos or movies. With a compatible body3 it is possible to maintain accurate focus while shooting stills continuously at up to 30 frames per second and movies up to 120fps. Subjects are smoothly tracked even while zooming.
Three-ring control: zoom, focus and aperture/iris
Independent zoom, focus, and aperture rings on this compact lens offer flexible, intuitive creative control. Responsive zoom control is indispensable for movies, and Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly to subtle control when focusing manually. The aperture ring has an aperture click switch that allows the click stops to be turned off when smooth, seamless aperture adjustment is required.
 Focusing ring  Zoom ring  Aperture ring
Feature-packed yet incredibly lightweight
Although this compact wide-angle zoom lens weighs just 353 g (12.5 oz), it does not compromize functionality or performance in any way. Its length remains constant while focusing and zooming for optimal balance and handling, which also makes it ideal for gimbal-mounted movie shooting or with the use of a matte box. Impressive portability and a dust/moisture resistant design4 make it a great choice for just about any subject or situation.
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Impeccable Sony G Lens design emphasizes a graceful balance between high resolution and gorgeous background bokeh that can enhance the artist’s vision.
 Advanced aspherical lens (AA lens)  Aspherical lens  ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical lens  Super ED glass  ED (extra-low dispersion) glass
1. Focusing ring / 2. Zoom lever / 3. Aperture ring / 4. Zoom ring / 5. Focus hold button / 6. Focus mode switch / 7. Aperture index / 8. Iris Lock / 9. Aperture click switch
35mm full frame
Lens Groups / Elements
12-groups / 13-elements
Angle of View (APS-C)
Maximum aperture (F)
Minimum Aperture (F)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C)
Angle of view (35mm)
Minimum Focus Distance
0.92' (W)-0.79(T) / 0.28 mm (W)-0.24(T)
Filter Diameter (mm)
Image stabilization (SteadyShot)
Powered 4x XD Linear Motors
Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)
Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)
Petal shape, bayonet type
- As of March 2022, Sony survey of constant F4 wide-angle zoom lenses for 35mm full-frame sensors.
- Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.
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