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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
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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 Specs

Focal Length10 to 20mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 15 to 30mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View109° to 70°
Minimum Focus Distance5.1" / 13 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 2.2" / 69.8 x 55 mm
Weight6.3 oz / 178 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.5 x 3.8"

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

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Can you manually zoom the lens or will that ...

Can you manually zoom the lens or will that damage it?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, you can manually zoom via the zoom ring on the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G lens. Bear in mind that the lens operates via an electronic fly-by-wire system as will only zoom when the lens is powered.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-07-03

I own A6600 with lens E2.8/16-55 G. For ...

I own A6600 with lens E2.8/16-55 G. For travelling which is one is better quality: Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G or Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G?
Asked by: Johnny
Both lenses could work well for travel. The E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G has the advantage of being a zoom lens to cover various situations where space may be limited while the E 15mm f/1.4 G would have a fixed focal length but a much larger maximum aperture for better low light performance. The right choice really comes down to which features are most important to you.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-29

Does the rear element move during focus or zoom ...

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: 2022-06-07

What does PZ stand for?

What does PZ stand for?
Asked by: Johnny
The PZ designation refers to this lens offering a power zoom function, which is most useful for those shooting video.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-29

How would this lens perform for astro ...

How would this lens perform for astro -photography?
Asked by: Thomas F.
The Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens would be a great ultra-wide zoom lens for astrophotography usage needs. In comparison to the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens, while this lens does benefit from Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization, the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens would have much better optical performance and has less smearing and more point focus, especially toward the edge of the lens. If you need the best optical image quality and do not mind losing a bit of width, the Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G Lens would be eight (8) times brighter and has even better optical performance, but for a zoom option, the new Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens is highly recommended for astrophotography usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-06-12

Is this item compatible with the Sony FX3?

Is this item compatible with the Sony FX3?
Asked by: Anerson
Technically, yes. However, the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G lens is an APS-C/Super35 crop lens, and would be a relatively poor match for the full-frame FX3 cine camera.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-06-07

Will this zoom lens function with remote zoom ...

Will this zoom lens function with remote zoom rocker switches such as on the fs7 and fs700?
Asked by: Christopher
Yes, with the Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens (B&H# SO10204GPZ) attached to the mount of the Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System (B&H# SOPXWFS7) it will be possible to use the zoom rocker on the camera to zoom in and out. Whether or not that will work with a remote will depend on whether or not that unspecified remote is compatible with the camera, be it the aforementioned FS7 or the Sony NEX-FS700U Super 35 Camcorder (Body Only) (B&H# SONEXFS700). A compatible remote will work.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-06-10

What's the equivalence in full frame?

What's the equivalence in full frame?
Asked by: Jean
Sony E 10-20mm f/4 PZ G Lens is 15-30mm (35mm Equivalent)
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-06-14
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