Sony Announce a Trio of APS-C Wide Angle Lenses New APS-C wide lenses

Earlier today Sony announced 3 wide-angle APS-c lenses – two prime and one zoom lens. The lenses are the Sony E PZ 10-20mm F4  G, the Sony E 15mm F1.4 G, and the Sony E 11mm F1.8.

Despite not releasing any new APS-C cameras for some time now, Sony decided to release three compact, light, and relatively affordable wide-angle lenses for crop cameras. We can only hope that just like Canon and Fujifilm – a higher-end new APS-C camera will follow along.

Sony 10-20mm F4 PZ

The first lens in the trio is a very compact ultra-wide-angle zoom lens – the 10-20mm F4 PZ. This lens will sit alongside the stabilized (and more expensive) Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens adding a power zoom option to the mix for those looking for a more video-oriented lens (this can be controlled from the lens ring, side switch or supported cameras or remotes).

Here are the main specs for the Sony 10-20mm F4 PZ:

  • 10-20mm F/4 APS-C lens.
  • The lens has 11 elements in 8 groups (3 ED elements and 2 aspherical elements as well as an ED/Aspherical element).
  • Linear AF motor.
  • Power zoom option.
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) suppresses focus breathing.
  • Min focus distance – 13cm with 1:5.5 maximum macro magnification.
  • 7 rounded blades aperture.
  • 62 mm filter.
  • Weight – around 178 grams.

The new Sony 10-20mm F4 PZ power zoom lens

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Sony E 11mm F1.8

The second lens on our list is an ultra-wide-angle fast prime lens – the Sony E 11mm f/1.8. This is a lower-cost non-G lens unlike the two other lenses announced today.

Here are the main specs for the Sony E 11mm f/1.8:

  • 11mm F/1.8 APS-C lens.
  • The lens has 12 elements in 11 groups (1 SLD and 3 aspherical elements).
  • Stepping AF motor.
  • Min focus distance – 12cm with 1:5 maximum macro magnification.
  • 7 rounded blades aperture.
  • 55 mm filter.
  • Weight – around 181g.

The new Sony E 11mm F1.8 lens on the Sony A6100

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Sony E 15mm F1.4 G

The third and final lens is the wide-angle E 15mm F1.4 G – another G series lens with an aperture ring, de-click switch alongside the AF/MF switch, and focus hold button.

Here are the main specs for the Sony E 15mm F1.4 G:

  • 15mm F/1.4 APS-C lens.
  • The lens has 13 elements in 12 groups (One Super ED and two ED elements).
  • Stepping AF motor.
  • Min focus distance – 17/20cm (MF or AF) with 1:6.6 maximum macro magnification.
  • 7 rounded blades aperture.
  • 55 mm filter.
  • Weight – 219 grams.

The new Sony E 15mm F1.4 G

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Pricing and availability

All three lenses are expected to be available starting July 2022 for the following prices:

  • Sony E PZ 10-20mm F4 G – $750.
  • Sony E 15mm F1.4 G – $750.
  • Sony E 11mm F1.8 – $550.

Videos and reviews from across the web

There are already a small number of hands-on videos from across the web featuring the 3 new lenses and we collected some of them for your viewing pleasure below:

Christopher Frost on the new Sony E 11mm F1.8

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Gordon Laing on the Sony E 15mm f1.4 G

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Gordon Laing Sony E 10-20mm f4G PZ

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Gordon Laing Sony E 11mm f1.8

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Chris from DPR on the new Sony lenses (despite some technical issues)

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Dan Watson about the 3 new Sony APS-C lenses

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Sony ambassador Mark Galer with his take on the 3 new lenses

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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