Lens left view
Lens left view
Lens right view
Lens right view
Lens front view with ILCE-7M4 attached
Lens front view with ILME-FX3 and Microphone ECM-XM1 attached
Ultralight, versatile wide-angle power zoom

Sony’s vast expertise brings you 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 lensTM rendering and astonishing AF performance.

FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G

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FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Photo Gallery
High quality portrait of women
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 0.24 meter minimum focus enables stunning close ups.

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Designed for polished movie imagery

In addition to smooth, versatile power zoom, this remarkably compact lens minimises 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.

Situational image taken with the SELP1635G connected to the FX3 with Microphone ECM-XM1
Smooth power zoom with snappy response

A new power zoom system driven by four XD 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.

Illustration of XD Linear Motors construction for autofocus system
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 when shooting high frame rate movies. With a compatible body it is possible to maintain accurate focus while shooting stills continuously at up to 30 frames per second. Subjects are smoothly tracked even while zooming.

Product image showing Focusing ring, Zoom ring and Aperture ring
Three-ring control: zoom, focus, and aperture

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.
[1] Focusing ring  [2] Zoom ring  [3] Aperture ring

Situational image being taken using a gimbal
Feature-packed yet incredibly lightweight

Although this compact wide-angle zoom lens weighs just 353 g (12.5 oz), it does not compromise 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. Impressive portability and a dust/moisture resistant design make it a great choice for just about any subject or situation.

Close-up photo of the ILME-FX6 being used to film
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Illustration of lens structure
Lens Configuration

Impeccable Sony G Lens design emphasizes a graceful balance between high resolution and gorgeous background bokeh that can enhance the artist’s vision.
[1] Advanced aspherical lens (AA lens)  [2] Aspherical lens  [3] ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical lens  [4] Super ED glass  [5] ED (extra-low dispersion) glass

Modulation Transfer Function of SELP1635G
MTF Chart

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
[1] Contrast (%)  [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  [3] At 16 mm / Max. aperture  [4] At 16 mm / F8 aperture  [5] At 35 mm / Max. aperture  [6] At 35 mm / F8 aperture  [7] Spatial frequency  [8] 10 lines pairs / mm  [9] 30 line pairs / mm  [10] Radial values  [11] Tangential values

Lens Controls

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

FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G compatibility

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Specifications & Features

  • Ultralight, versatile wide-angle power zoom G lens

  • Two AA elements, a standard aspherical element, and one ED aspherical element for high resolution throughout the image area

  • Two XD Linear Motors offering high thrust for quick, quiet, low-vibration AF

  • A new zoom system powered by four XD Linear Motors offering smooth control and immediate response

  • Three ring control (zoom, focus, and aperture) and other features support professional shooting needs

Minimum Focus Distance
0.28-0.24 m (0.92-0.79 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
353 g (12.5 oz)
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