September 12, 2014
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Official press text: 28-135mm F4 G E-Mount Lens for Videographers

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Lens preorder now at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here). And here is the full press text:

Sony Introduces World’s First Full-Frame Lens with Power Zoom.

New 28-135mm F4 G E-Mount Lens for Videographers

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 – Sony today has introduced the world’s first 35mm full-frame lens with power zoom1, the new FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) model for its E-mount camera line.

Designed for serious film makers, the new lens is an ideal match for Sony’s α7S full frame camera, capturing immense amounts of detail while shooting Full HD and 4K video.

The new power zoom lens features Sony’s new ‘Smooth Motion Optics’ design, which addresses three issues of prime concern to movie-makers: change in angle of view (‘breathing’) while focusing, focus shifts during zoom and movement of the optical axis during zoom. Additionally, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS has three separate control rings for focus, zoom and aperture for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel.

Lens zoom is exceptionally smooth and silent – a must for professional movie production – and is powered by the SSM drive, an industry first for interchangeable lens cameras1. Zooming speed can be precisely controlled over a wide range, with the ability to switch zoom rotation direction as desired to suit personal preference. The lens also features a responsive “double linear motor” that helps to minimize focus noise and to achieve accurate and responsive focus control. Users also have the ability to switch from auto to manual focus simply by sliding the focus ring.

The FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS has a constant F4 maximum aperture, allowing for beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire zoom range. It is built with aspherical elements that work to suppress unwanted aberration, and comes equipped with advanced multi-coating technology that boosts contrast and cuts glare, even with strongly backlit scenes.

The FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS model is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras and camcorders, and when paired with bodies that have an APS-C sensor like the α6000/α5100/NEX-EA50M cameras or a Super 35mm sensor like the NEX-FS700 / PXW-FS7 models, its focal length extends to 42-202.5mm (35mm equivalent) range. And weighing just 2 lbs 11 oz, it’s a great option for long form “run and gun” documentary shooting.

The versatile new SELP28135G also features Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization and is dust and moisture resistant, allowing it to perform well in tough shooting environments.

Pricing and Availability

The FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) full-frame power zoom lens will be available this winter for about $2500 at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.

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September 11, 2014
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UPDATE: Live announcement over.

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This is the live streaming of the Sony presentation of the new 4K E-mount camcorder and the new FE powerzoom! UPDATE: Now over.

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September 11, 2014
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(SR5) 28-135mm FE powerzoom lens specs.

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At 08:00 London time we will stream the Sony event live. And according to latest minute rumors Sony will announce the FS7 4K camcorder and the 28-135mm f/4.0 FE powerzoom lens. The other A and E-mount lenses will be announced on Monday Sept 15 at 16:00 Berlin time!

The Powerzoom specs are:
28-135mm
f/4.0 aperture
Minimum focus 0.4 meter
Three control rings on lens.
SSM
In lens stabilization
Filter diameter 95mm
Weight 1400g
Comes with hood, case and strap.
Dust and moisture resistant

And please mark the other A and E-mount lens announcement time! Be here on Monday Sept 15 at 16:00 Berlin time!!!

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September 11, 2014
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Sony announcement at 8am London time! Follow the live-streaming here on SAR!

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You can watch the press conference from Sony at the IBC show in Amsterdam live here on SonyAlphaRumors! It starts soon at:

12pm San Francisco time
3am NYC
8:00 London
9:00 Berlin
16:00 Tokyo

Sony will announce the new 4K-E-mount photocamera and hopefully also the new 28-135mm powerzoom and 16-35mm Zeiss FE lenses. There is another Sony announcement scheduled for Monday Sept 15 at 16:00 Berlin time. SO I am not sure if all new A and E-mount lenses will be announced tomorrow…

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September 11, 2014
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$400 off on the Sony A7r at FocusCamera!

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With the “secret” code “Olympus20” you get $400 off (and fre LR5) with the Sony A7r sold at FocusCamera (Click here).

And these are their three bestselling kits on Sony compact cameras (with plenty of free stuff):
RX100m3 bundle (Click here).
HX300 bundle (Click here).
HX50 bundle (Click here).

The triple Sony eBay deal is still running:
Sony A6000 with kit lens with a $100(!) discount at BigValue eBay (Click here).
$349 only for the Sony RX100 at BigValue eBay (Click here).
Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card – 2 Pack for $34 only at FocusCamera eBay (Click here).

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