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Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens

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Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 15-30mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Power Zoom Mechanism; Internal Zoom
A lens built with the hybrid shooter in mind, the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G is a lightweight and versatile ultra-wide-angle APS-C zoom ideally suited for vlogging and content creation needs. Featuring Power Zoom, intuitive handling, and advanced optics, this portable go-to lens excels at daily shooting applications and the updated autofocus performance also brings it up to speed for stunning video production capabilities.
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Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Lightweight, Ultra-Wide, Power Zoom
  • 3Optimized for Video and Vlogging
  • 4G Series Optics
  • 5Refined Focusing Performance
  • 6Lightweight Design, Intuitive Handling
By B&H Photo's
Lightweight, Ultra-Wide, Power Zoom
A lens built with the hybrid shooter in mind, the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G is a lightweight and versatile ultra-wide-angle APS-C zoom ideally suited for vlogging and content creation needs. Featuring Power Zoom, intuitive handling, and advanced optics, this portable go-to lens excels at daily shooting applications and the updated autofocus performance also brings it up to speed for stunning video production capabilities.
Optimized for Video and Vlogging
Built with vlogging in mind, this lens's key attributes relate to video recording performance, ease of use, and a highly versatile design:
  • Electronically controlled internal Power Zoom mechanism enables making smooth zooms during takes, with control possible via the lens body, using either the zoom lever or the zoom ring, or from select camera bodies.
  • Internal zoom and internal focus design maintains the overall lens length during operation and also helps to reduce any shifts to the lens's center of gravity for better performance when mounted to a handheld gimbal.
  • Linear AF system is especially quiet and smooth and also supports Linear Response MF for natural manual focusing control.
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) suppresses focus breathing to help maintain compositional accuracy when changing focus. This lens is also compatible with the Breathing Compensation function in select Alpha cameras.
G Series Optics
Ultra-wide-angle zoom offers a versatile 15-30mm equivalent focal length range, striking an ideal balance between being wide enough for handheld, selfie style vlogging and narrow enough for natural, everyday recording. Also, the constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistency throughout the zoom range and marries brightness with a compact design.
  • Three aspherical elements help achieve high sharpness and suppress distortion and spherical aberrations.
  • Two ED elements promote greater clarity and color accuracy by reducing chromatic aberrations.
  • One ED Aspherical element further contributes to impressive image quality by correcting for a variety of aberrations.
  • Circular diaphragm contributes a smooth and natural bokeh quality.
Refined Focusing Performance
Linear Motor system uses two separate motors to provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and tracking performance. This design also contributes to more natural, intuitive Linear Response manual focus control and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for quick focus mode switching.
  • Internal focusing design offers more responsive focusing performance and maintains a consistent overall lens length during operation.
  • Suitable for close-up shooting, the minimum focusing distance at the 10mm position is 5.1" and, at the 20mm position, is 6.7" with a 0.18x maximum magnification; both of these close-up distances are only possible with manual focus. When using autofocus, the minimum focusing distance is 7.9" with a 0.14x maximum magnification.
Lightweight Design, Intuitive Handling
This 10-20mm f/4 prioritizes compactness and sports a lightweight design while still managing impressive optical performance and notable f/4 constant maximum aperture. The lens is also weather-sealed and has an intuitive design for easy operability, making it a versatile wide-angle go-to lens for hybrid shooters and content creators.
  • Impressively lightweight design weighs 6.3 oz and the sleek design measures 2.2" long; making this lens ideal for everyday handheld use and travel applications.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design suits working in inclement conditions.
  • Both an integrated Power Zoom lever on lens barrel and a dedicated zoom ring can be used for simple focal length adjustment. When used on select Sony cameras, Power Zoom can also be used via on-camera controls.
  • With select Alpha cameras, the zoom ring rotation direction can also be adjusted.
  • Remote zoom control is also possible via the optional GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip or from a linked smartphone.

Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Reviews

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By Johnny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

I have the Sony A6600 with the Sony lens E 2.8/16-55G. This combination is perfect for me. I do need sharps pictures (that's all I care. I graduated from Canon AR7 IV!), and this one makes me very happy. Since I travel a lot, this combination is a bit heavy for me. Last month after many researches, read many reviews I was looking for a new lens for my trip to France. I decide to buy this new Sony lens E 10-20 f/4 G, and am I happy about it. Not only, this combination is quite light, but pictures are razor sharps as well. We went to Marseille, St Tropez for one week, pictures are very sharp.

Has a noticeable IR hotspot, but might be okay for visible light photography

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I purchased this lens about 2.5 months after it debuted. I was unable to find it listed as either pro or con on any Infrared hotspot list, so I had to test it on my own. Unlike my Sony 18-55 mm and 18-135 mm lenses, this one demonstrated a hotspot at most of its focal lengths when employing a 780 nm high pass filter. This hotspot is so intense at small apertures as to deem it unusable for IR photography. As I returned it in a timely fashion, B&H refunded my purchase (save, as per their policy, the insured shipping cost to send it back.)

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Asked by: Frederick
No, the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G lens is not stabilized.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-23

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Asked by: Johnny
I was looking at the third new Sony E option, the 11mm f1.8, with the same question in mind. Here is how I arrived at my decision to purchase the 10-20 as my *travel* (only) companion lens to carry with my Sony 18-135 OSS. First of all, I already own the excellent Sony G 16-55 f2.8 for *home* use. This is on my a6300 for everything other than family candids, for which I like to use my Sigma DCDN 30 f1.4 as well as the G 2.8 But you and I are talking travel photo, and for that I prefer to use the 18-135 OSS because of its longer reach, good (enough) daylight performance, and lighter weight than the G. And lets face it, the G is expensive and heavy. I won't carry that in my bag unless it is a photo trip. For travels with my wife to, say, Europe I will be taking the 10-20 G to pair with the 18-135. All the respected YouTube reviewers point out that the 10-20 f4 is plenty sharp in the middle and to the corners (a little softer, but still a vast improvement over the old 10-18 Sony). And as for the f4 "limit" and video *emphasis* I really see that as a non-issue for a wide angle lens used for travel. If you are shooting broad landscapes/horizons, you're not needing to go below 5.6 because you want all those details sharp. A wide angle lens works toward smaller apertures and sharp focus for all those details. I would say an 10-20 f2.8 or 1.8 would be overkill. With such a wide lens are you really needing strong bokeh for a strong close up of your subject? The 10-20 G has pretty good short focus, but the distortion would, IMHO, ruin your subject. One more thing I like about my future travel setup. The Sony 18-135 OSS has a weak low end. I figure that anything from 18 to 22 I will just shoot with the new 10-20 G in the range of 18-20. I have noticed some really bad vignette issues at 18 with the 18-135, and the new 10-20 G will help get around that. A final, final note about my 16-55 G for non-normal use (i.e., overseas travel). I love the lens--don't get me wrong. But it is so large at the front that I can only use it with an external flash. With my a6300 I end up with a bad shadow when using the popup flash. BUT...if I do need to use my popup for landscape fill while traveling, both the 10-20 and the 18-135 are going to allow me to use the little flash. Thus one less thing in my bag.
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Date published: 2022-08-25

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Does the rear element move during focus or zoom in the Sony E PZ 10-20mm F4 G lens?
Asked by: William
Although the E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens has an internal zoom, it is not published whether or not the rear element moves during focus or zoom.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-07-30

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Will there be any problem if I use this lens on my SONY FX3?
Asked by: weihan
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Date published: 2022-09-30

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Asked by: Johnny
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Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-29

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Date published: 2022-06-16

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Asked by: Anerson
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Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-06-29
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