FS Series lenses

Changing the game

Beyond changing lenses. Changing the game

Sony’s α mount system family of camcorders with interchangeable lenses includes the PXW-FS7, FS7 II and FS5. All these camcorders offer unsurpassed compatibility with third-party lenses as well as Sony products. The E-mount can take both Cinema lenses used in cinematography and SLR lenses from stills photography, as well as Sony’s own E-mount and A-mount lenses.

Sony: The lens company

There is no cinematography without lenses. That’s why Sony is a primary manufacturer of high quality lenses. And that’s why we build our own optics, based on our own designs in our own factories. We’re experts at selecting, moulding, polishing and coating the glass elements. We’re accomplished in the rarefied craft of integrating motors and drive systems.

Sony's remarkable E-mount lenses

Traditional SLR lenses were designed exclusively for still images. While the optics may be fine, their behaviour during a motion picture shot can be highly compromised. Motor noise, abrupt zoom, stepped changes in iris, and unwanted magnification during focus can all take your audience out of the story. Sony’s E-mount lenses are different.

The growing range of Sony E-mount lenses, currently features over 70 models (as of November 2016).

Smooth power zoom

Sony combined professional camera expertise with state-of-the-art lens design and control to deliver exceptionally smooth tracking. Zooming is quiet as well as responsive thanks to advanced mechanisms and actuators. And Sony tests each lens individually to ensure high performance in every unit.

Iris

Background bokeh (defocussing) can be just as important in movies as it is in still images. Sony’s well designed aperture contributes to smooth, beautiful bokeh with natural highlights. Iris noise can also be an issue in motion pictures. That’s why Sony incorporates uncommonly quiet, accurate and responsive iris control and actuator systems.

Focus

When making movies, you’re frequently focussing while shooting. A still camera lens can exhibit ‘focus breathing’, a jarring distraction that varies the angle of view. Sony E-mount lenses feature optical designs and control technology that minimise breathing. Sony’s contactless linear motors eliminate gears and mechanical couplings. So focus is fast and quiet. With internal focussing, the front element of the lens does not rotate and the overall length of the lens does not change during focus.

The E-mount servo zooms

Sony extends the E-mount advantage to the maximum with a series of E-mount servo zooms, which include the SELP28135G, SELP18105G, SELP18200 and SELP18110G. They provide smoother zoom than you could accomplish by hand. Meticulous optical design maintains axial image consistency across the zoom range. Constant aperture eliminates unwanted exposure changes during a zoom.

SELP18110G

SELP18110G is supplied as standard with PXW-FS7M2K. It was engineered by Sony for moving pictures. You can switch between motorised zoom or full manual, with snap zooms just a flick away.

Focal length: 18-110 mm
Max. aperture: Constant F4
Zoom: Servo and direct manual zoom (snap zoom capable)
Image format: Super35/APS-C
G lens: Yes
0.8 mm follow focus gearing: Yes
Image stabilisation: OSS
Coatings: Nano AR
Aspherical elements: Advanced aspherical
Extra-low dispersion glass: ED
Internal focus: Yes
Internal zoom: Yes

SELP28135G

Focal length: 28-135 mm
Max. aperture: Constant F4
Zoom: Servo and fly-by-wire manual zoom
Image format: 35mm full frame
G lens: Yes
0.8 mm follow focus gearing:
Image stabilisation: OSS
Coatings: Nano AR
Aspherical elements: Advanced aspherical
Extra-low dispersion glass: Super ED
Internal focus: Yes
Internal zoom: Yes

SELP18105G

SELP18105G is supplied as standard with PXW-FS5K. This 6x zoom lens supports a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the zoom range, a powered zoom system with two separate controls, internal focussing and zoom and optical stabilisation.

Focal length: 18-105 mm
Max. aperture: Constant F4
Zoom: Servo and fly-by-wire manual zoom
Image format: Super 35/APS-C
G lens: Yes
0.8 mm follow focus gearing:
Image stabilisation: OSS
Coatings: Yes
Aspherical elements: Aspherical
Extra-low dispersion glass: ED
Internal focus: Yes
Internal zoom: Yes

SELP18200

SELP18200 is available separately. Ideal for movies, the SELP18200 α lens features a smooth powered zoom, plus Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation with Active Mode for filming on the move.

Focal length: 18-200 mm
Max. aperture: F3.5-6.3
Zoom: Servo and fly-by-wire manual zoom
Image format: Super 35/APS-C
G lens:
0.8 mm follow focus gearing:
Image stabilisation: OSS active mode
Coatings: Yes
Aspherical elements: Aspherical
Extra-low dispersion glass: ED
Internal focus: Yes
Internal zoom:

Sony A-mount lenses, via adapters

Sony’s LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 lens adapters (sold separately) open up a wide range of A-mount lenses for Sony α interchangeable lens cameras. Choose portrait lenses, macro lenses, super telephoto lenses and a host of specialty glass that give you exceptional freedom in framing your shots. You also get extraordinary convenience with focus indication the camera’s viewfinder and aperture control in the camera’s smart grip.

Phase detection AF with the LA-EA4 adapter

Phase detection auto focus helps define the modern SLR, minimising focus ‘hunt’, maximising speed and accuracy. The LA-EA4 A-mount lens adapter, sold separately, brings this fundamental advance to professional moving pictures. You get fast, accurate focus even when the subject is moving quickly. The adapter incorporates Sony’s award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology. While most of the incoming light goes to the camera, Sony’s translucent mirror continuously directs a fraction of the light to the phase detection AF sensor.

Most of the incoming light goes through the translucent mirror and into the camera. A fraction of the light goes to the phase detection auto focus sensor in the base of the LA-EA4.

SLR, DSLR and cinema lenses

The E-mount system’s short flange-back distance enables use of cinema lenses, plus 35mm SLR and DSLR lenses from others via simple third-party adapters. For amazing creative freedom, you can reach beyond the standard primes and zooms to tilt shift and bellows lenses. Not locked into one type of lens mount or brand, you are free to choose what suits you best.

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