Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G Full-Frame E-Mount Cinema Lens Debuts at IBC 2019

At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Sony introduced a new FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G full-frame E-mount lens to accompany the newly announced Sony FX9 full-frame camera.

The lens offers high optical performance, reliable operability and intelligent shooting functions for cinematographers. The new FE C 16-35mm lens is compatible with the intelligent shooting functions of E-mount. Paired with the new full-frame Sony PXW-FX9 camera, it supports fast and accurate auto focus, making it possible to track quick-moving subjects while maintaining a shallow depth of field.

Sony FE C 16-35mm FX9 Lens Full Frame

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The optical formula includes two XA (Extreme Aspherical) elements with extreme surface precision of 0.01-micron, together with circular 11-blade apertures, deliver beautifully smooth bokeh in every frame. The two XA elements and three aspheric lenses are positioned in a way that effectively reduces field curvature, astigmatism and, in combination with two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glasses, reduces colour distortion.

Additionally, floating focus employs two focusing groups, providing outstanding resolution at every zoom position. Nano AR (Anti Reflection) coating drastically reduces flare and ghost phenomenon.

Sony FE C 16-35mm FX9 Lens Full Frame

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Three Independent Rings + Detachable Servo Zoom

The new FE C 16-35mm T3.1 E-mount lens further offers accurate and precise operability thanks to three independent rings for focus, zoom and iris that content creators can manipulate to get the exact results they desire.

The linear response Manual Focus (MF) feature provides direct adjustment for precise and repeatable manual focusing. The focus ring with a large rotation angle also includes a distance scale, which makes it possible to quickly and easily set the same focus position during scenes that need to be shot repeatedly.

Sony FE C 16-35mm FX9 Lens Full Frame

The industry standard 0.8mm pitch gear on each lens ring provides the option to use follow focus and remote actuators. Equally, the widely-available 115mm diameter matte box and lens support can be used to aid accurate, responsive and precise operability.

Sony full frame FX9

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Additional functions include a de-clickable iris ring that prevents unintended iris change during shooting, the option to reverse the rotation direction of the zoom ring to be fitted with user’s preference and detachable servo zoom that provides smooth zooming expression.

The new FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G will be available in Spring 2020 and the price is currently not yet finalized.

The Sony FX9 is also available to pre-order at B&H in a kit with the Sony 28-135mm f4 G OSS lens for $13,498.

To learn more about the new cinema lens, visit Sony stand (A10, Hall 13) at IBC 2019 September 13th-17th. For more information please visit

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