Sony Launches Revolutionary Ultra-Wide FE 20-70mm F4 G Zoom Lens

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Sony is redefining the standard zoom category of lenses with the introduction of the FE 20-70mm F4 G (model – SEL2070G) that boasts an ultra-wide 20-70 mm zoom range in a remarkably compact, lightweight full-frame lens, with a constant F4 aperture throughout the zoom range.

This new lens is made for a wide range of producers thanks to its exceptional G LensTM image quality, high-speed accuracy and tracking AF, and clever design for optimal mobility and operability. The FE 20-70mm F4 G is the ideal option for capturing a variety of content, from still photos of people and landscapes to vlogging and movie creation.

Sajeer Shamsu, Head of Digital Imaging at Sony Middle East & Africa said “The introduction of the FE 20-70mm F4 G sees the standard zoom category of lenses redefined.”

He added “The new concept lens has an incredible, ultra-wide zoom range from 20 mm through to 70 mm to ensure true versatility – perfectly designed for both still and video creators in the Middle East & Africa region, with its sophisticated imagery and high-level operability.”

Compact and lightweight new standard zoom covers ultra-wide 20-70 mm

The FE 20-70mm F4 G lens from Sony offers exceptional image quality and versatility with its ultra-wide 20 mm to 70 mm zoom range and constant F4 aperture. The lens is lightweight and compact thanks to Sony’s latest lens design and XD Linear Motors technology. This lens is an ideal choice for photographers who want to achieve great results with minimal equipment.

Additionally, whether capturing video with a 16:9 or 2.35:1 aspect ratio, it is feasible to keep a broad angle of view thanks to the ultra-wide 20 mm end of the zoom range.

Outstanding image quality consistent with the G Lens logo

The new FE 20-70mm F4 G delivers stunning image quality and gorgeous bokeh that are fully in keeping with the G Lens logo.

With Sony’s latest technology, the new lens boasts unique G Lens image quality in a surprisingly compact and lightweight lens. With two AA (advanced aspherical) elements, one aspherical element, three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, and one ED aspherical element, this lens’s state-of-the-art optical design simultaneously corrects chromatic and spherical aberration for extremely high optical performance across the whole zoom range. Optimised coatings add high flare and ghost resistance to this superior optical design, for extraordinary contrast and clarity.

Full-frame image sensors enable stunning bokeh, which is further improved with a 9-blade circular aperture and carefully calibrated spherical aberration. All of this encourages the development of striking, enduring imagery.

The FE 20-70mm F4 G lens allows for easy movement and positioning around subjects, thanks to its short minimum focusing distance of 0.3 meters at the wide end and 0.25 meters at the telephoto end of the zoom range when using autofocus. Additionally, it offers a maximum magnification of 0.39x, making it great for capturing detailed close-up shots.

Maximises camera AF performance for stills and video

The lens’s focus group is driven by two of Sony’s latest XD Linear Motors, providing high thrust for a fast, quiet, low-vibration focus drive. Thrust efficiency has been significantly improved over previous models, resulting in up to a 60% increase in AF speed, and because tracking performance has been improved by about 2 times compared to previous models, moving subjects are tracked with consistent reliability and precision. Reliable tracking is achieved when shooting continuous stills of fast-moving subjects at up to 30 frames per second with the AlphaTM 1 body, and can smoothly record when shooting video at a high frame rate.

Video performance designed for refined imagery

The FE 20-70mm F4 G is equipped with the most recent lens technology to minimise focus breathing, axial shift, and focus shift when zooming to guarantee the best possible image quality. With cutting-edge XD linear motors and a newly built aperture unit that significantly lowers noise and vibration, this lens has also been thoughtfully engineered for silent operation when shooting movies.

At the ultra-wide 20 mm end of the FE 20-70mm F4 G zoom range, the Active Mode image stabilisation of AlphaTM series cameras is particularly effective, offering superb image stabilisation performance while keeping a wide angle of view. When walking, this can be very helpful for filming steady, fluid handheld video.

Focus is especially critical when shooting high-resolution 4K or 8K movies. The FE 20-70mm F4 G works with AlphaTM series camera bodies to easily acquire accurate focus and smoothly track fast-moving subjects thanks to two high-thrust XD Linear Motors and a high-level control system in a compact, lightweight lens. The ability to leave the focus on the camera when shooting solo can be a huge advantage.

Linear Response MF 

ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually and an independent aperture ring offers direct intuitive aperture control.

High-level operability and reliability for any environment

The new FE 20-70mm F4 G lens offers independent focus, zoom, and aperture rings that are designed with the optimal diameter, width, and positioning for complete control when taking still photos and maximum versatility when recording videos.

Customisable focus hold buttons are provided in two locations for easy access and convenient control and a focus mode switch on the side of the lens makes it possible to switch between autofocus and manual focus to quickly adapt to changing shooting conditions. Even though the lens is an ultra wide-angle, it is compatible with circular polarising filters to the edge of the lens, so the user has full creative control. It also includes an Iris Lock switch to prevent unwanted changes while shooting.

In addition, the FE 20-70mm F4 G lens is designed to be resistant to dust and moisture. The front lens element is also coated with fluorine which helps to prevent fingerprints, dust, water, oil, and other contaminants from adhering to the lens

Availability

The new FE 20-70mm F4 G will be available in the Middle East & Africa region from February 2023.

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