Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS

The Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS is a new professional-grade E-mount lens designed with an emphasis on filmmaking rather than photography. It’s compatible with Sony E-mount full frame and APS-C cameras, but is best suited to high-end interchangeable lens video cameras like the PXW-FS7MK and PXW-FX9 which can make powerful use of the autofocus and face dectection features.

Inheriting technology from Sony professional equipment, this lens boasts a precision optical design that supports 4K as well as upcoming high-resolution formats with minimum breathing and image shift. Three control rings offer manual control for demanding large format production, and the first SSM drive in a lens designed for movies contributes to quiet powered zoom.

The lens features a constant f/4 aperture throughout its focal range, but it’s most notable feature is an internal powered zoom system which provides extremely smooth and quiet motorized zooming that’s vital for smooth movie making. Other features include Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation, a nine-blade rounded diaphragm and a 40-95cm minimum focussing distance (wide-telephoto). The lens is dust and moisture resistant and a tripod collar is included.