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Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens

BH #SO163531C • MFR #SELC1635G
Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens
Key Features
  • Full-Frame Format E-Mount Cine Lens
  • Large T3.1 Aperture
  • Detachable Servo Zoom
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
If you're looking for a fast and flexible wide-angle cine zoom for your full-frame cinema camera, the flagship FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens from Sony features a constant T3.1 aperture with consistent performance throughout its 16 to 35mm zoom range and provides high-quality imagery in low-light conditions. You can operate the zoom manually or use the detachable servo unit to help create dramatic fast or slow zooms with ease. It can also be controlled by a compatible camera's handle or an optional external grip zoom. The lens's constant T3.1 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range means consistent exposure as you change focal lengths in a scene, so you don't have to re-light just to get enough exposure when zooming in.
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Sony FE C 16-35mm T/3.1 G Overview

  • 1Description
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  • 4Cine Style Zoom
  • 5Organic Look with Fine Detail
  • 6nano AR Coating
  • 7Focus Control
  • 8Servo Unit
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If you're looking for a fast and flexible wide-angle cine zoom for your full-frame cinema camera, the flagship FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens from Sony features a constant T3.1 aperture with consistent performance throughout its 16 to 35mm zoom range and provides high-quality imagery in low-light conditions. You can operate the zoom manually or use the detachable servo unit to help create dramatic fast or slow zooms with ease. It can also be controlled by a compatible camera's handle or an optional external grip zoom. The lens's constant T3.1 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range means consistent exposure as you change focal lengths in a scene, so you don't have to re-light just to get enough exposure when zooming in.
Cine Style Zoom
The FE C 16-35 features a true cine design with its 0.8 MOD gear and 114mm lens diameter to fit standard cine follow focus units, lens motors and matte boxes. Wide-angle zoom designed for full-frame E-mount cine cameras, this lens is also compatible with full-frame cinema cameras such as the PXW-FX9. The constant T3.1 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range means consistent exposure as you change focal lengths in a scene, so closeups don't have to be relit just to get enough exposure.
Organic Look with Fine Detail
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh with smooth focus fall off.
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations
  • Two XA elements and three aspherical elements significantly control spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity.
nano AR Coating
  • A nano AR coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions
  • Compare the clarity and contrast of the image on the right taken with the nano AR coating versus the image on the left without the nano AR coating.
Focus Control
  • Push/Pull AF/MF is easier than trying to find a button or switch while shooting, merely grab the ring and push it forward for AF or pull it back for MF, no need to fumble about or take your eye off the viewfinder to change from AF to MF and back again
  • The focus ring provides 120° rotation with fine control, and distance is marked in feet
  • The Linear response manual focus and Enhanced Hybrid autofocus offer quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance to suit cine applications
Servo Unit
The included detachable servo unit provides comfortable fingertip control for smooth, gradual zooms suitable for a slow-moving drama or promotional video. Servo and manual control are switchable by the button on the lens unit, and while set to servo you can control zoom via camera's handle or grip zoom.

Sony FE C 16-35mm T/3.1 G Specs

Focal Length
16 to 32mm
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full Frame
Maximum Aperture
T3.1
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
T25
f/22
Horizontal Angle of View
Full Frame: 97 to 54°
Minimum Focus Distance
From Unspecified Point in Lens: 11.02" / 0.28 m
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11
Gear MOD & Pitch
Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Front Diameter
114 mm
Focus Scales
Imperial
Focus Rotation
120°
Electronic Communication
Yes
Image Stabilization
No
Lens Support
Lens Support Foot
Length
5.8" / 14.7 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.6 x 7.5 x 7.5"

Sony FE C 16-35mm T/3.1 G Reviews

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Will there be a polarizer filter available for ...

Will there be a polarizer filter available for this lens?
Asked by: MHall
One option is to use this adapter ring: Schneider 114mm SSLR to 4.5" Adapter Ring BH #SCFH11 and on that Schneider adapter ring place this 4.5" polarizer: Schneider 4.5" One-Stop Circular Polarizer Drop-In Filter BH #SCOSCP4.5
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2021-07-14

Can you control the power zoom using the Monitor ...

Can you control the power zoom using the Monitor & Control app and the Sony FX3, FX6, or BURANO?
Asked by: Jay
Yes, the power zoom of the Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens can be controlled using Sony's Monitor & Control app with the Sony FX3, FX6, or BURANO when the cameras are updated to the most recent firmware.
Answered by: Tim Z
Date published: 2024-04-22

If I switch this lens from automatic focus to ...

If I switch this lens from automatic focus to manual focus, do I need to go into my Sony menu and change the camera setting from auto to manual too?
Asked by: John
No. The interface is linked to the servo/manual toggle switch, so if you change it on the lens, it electronically switches it on the camera as well.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-09-26

How many degrees is the focus throw?

How many degrees is the focus throw?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
this is a fly by wire lens and the focus throw can be set to 300 degrees
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-07-21

Besides the 114mm matte box, what size of the ...

Besides the 114mm matte box, what size of the filter can be sued on it? 82mm filter can not be mounted on it.
Asked by: Simon with
The Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens does not have a filter thread on it, and as such, it would need either a matte box, or a 114mm clamp-on adapter to attach a filter.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-04-02

Is this expected to be compatible on APSC cameras ...

Is this expected to be compatible on APSC cameras with appropriate crop factor or full frame only?
Asked by: Derek
this will work with APSC cameras
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-09-03

Is there going to be a 70-200 sony Cine style ...

Is there going to be a 70-200 sony Cine style lens?
Asked by: MB
Unfortunately, we are not privy to Sony's roadmap for new Cine-style lenses.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-14

Is this good for video as well photography too?

Is this good for video as well photography too?
Asked by: gurinderjit
The Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-Mount Lens is primarily a video lens. However it would work for still photo capture as well. A stills lens choice would be https://bhpho.to/3Xnz2nJ
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-11-22
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