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Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS

jonas@...
 

I need a wide range zoom for run & gun FS7 work. Not to expensive, but still good (enough).

Do you have any experience with Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS to share? 

All the best

Jonas Nyström
Photographer
Each and Other Films
www.eaofilms.com

Christoph Lerch
 

My workhorse is a Sigma 24-105/4 on Nikon Mount adapted to an Speedbooster to E-Mount. The Nikon-Mount Speedbooster has an ring to adjust smoothly the aperture. So you get a 17-75/2,8 Run’nGun Zoom for less $ 
And the Sigma‘s focus ring is turning same direction like the majority of lenses. 
Just a thought!
Cheers 
Chris 


Christoph Lerch
DOP/Cameraman

New Orleans, USA 
Berlin, Germany

Am 15.01.2018 um 09:37 schrieb jonasfilm@...:

I need a wide range zoom for run & gun FS7 work. Not to expensive, but still good (enough).

Do you have any experience with Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS to share? 

All the best

Jonas Nyström
Photographer
Each and Other Films
www.eaofilms.com

Leonard Levy
 


On Jan 15, 2018, at 12:37 AM, jonasfilm@... wrote:
I need a wide range zoom for run & gun FS7 work. Not to expensive, but still good (enough).

Do you have any experience with Sony E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS to share? 

The overwhelming consensus on DVX-User boards was that its a great deal at $3500. My friend bought one , we tested it against the Canon DSLR’s and  a Canon 17-120  $30K lens and then the rest of us bought our own including the guy who already owned the 17-120 ( he wanted one for lower rent clients and also loved that it was much lighter.)

It is exactly “good enough”. Its par focal (though that’s accomplished electronically!), the focus ring feels natural, its sharp enough , and the OSS works well. Its a much better lens than its older sister the 28-135. It does not ramp  The power zoom is still lousy , not smooth like an old B4 lens and the AF is not the greatest on the FS7 but for $3500 its the only game in town and if you want stabilization its the only par focal lens with that range period. 
Test it carefully though. My friends first version was soft and he returned it. 

Still heavier than a DSLR zoom though and f4 isn’t f2.8 but I consider it a necessary lens on the FS7 unless you want to spend upwards of $10K or more - a no brainer frankly.

Leonard Levy, DP
San Rafael, CA








Chris Layhe
 

And I happen to have one in pristine condition that I’m selling as I don’t shoot 3/4 on my minicams any more… they are very good lenses for their price, with a flexible range and a nice image for run’n’gun style shooting.


Chris
Chris@...

Brian Wengrofsky
 

Not a fan myself. What frustrates me is the servo zoom is quite slow and robotic, even when manually turning the focus ring.

Brian Wengrofsky
Director of Photography
New York City

Leonard Levy
 


On Jan 15, 2018, at 10:53 AM, Brian Wengrofsky via Groups.Io <rooster@...> wrote:

Not a fan myself. What frustrates me is the servo zoom is quite slow and robotic, even when manually turning the focus ring. 

Granted the servo zoom sucks but really if you expected that to be good for $3500 you were dreaming in the first place. 

Are there good 3rd party zoom controllers that could be hooked up?

Leonard Levy, DP
San Rafael, CA







Jonathon Sendall
 

Hi Leonard

Not exactly what you're looking for and admittedly I haven't received mine yet (later this month)
but the Tilta Nucleus-M looks like a pretty good deal with servo controls in two handles as well
as a separate controller for an AC if needed. Two motors, two handles and a FIZ remote for just
over £1200. I have heard from others that the rate of ramping and control is fine enough for short
focus throws on stills lenses and lenses with smaller degrees of turn. We will see. There is
probably some units near to you to test out as they're out in the wild now after a massive group
buy on Reduser.

Best

Jonathon Sendall
DP, London UK