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As wide as your imagination

Capture the entirety of your vision with the SELC1635G wide angle zoom lens. A refined optical design, and class-leading technology, ensure dependable full frame digital cinematography, documentary, and other premium content production.

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Unlimited expression for content creators
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Cinematic images with beautiful bokeh

Experience beautiful cinematic images, with the exceptional corner-to-corner resolution expected from a Sony G lens. A consistent T3.1 (F2.8) large aperture, from wide to telephoto, delivers stunning background bokeh and depth.

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Responsive manual control for content creators

Adjust focus, zoom and iris with smooth, consistent precision. Parfocal optics and precise control rings provide versatile, repeatable cinematography with large-format cameras like the VENICE, PXW-FX9 and Alpha mirrorless cameras.

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Highly versatile control

In addition to familiar manual control, the detachable servo unit gives you access to the latest film-making tools, unique to Sony's E-mount system. Leverage fast and precise autofocus for run-and-gun shooting, or powerful servo zoom, rack focusing and iris control - directly from your camera, remote or even smartphone, to enhance both creativity and workflow efficiency.

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Images without nano AR coating (left) and with nano AR coating (right).

Advanced optical design

Two XA (Extreme Aspherical) lens elements and three aspheric elements minimise distortion, curvature and astigmatism. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements suppress colour distortion, while an advanced nano AR (Anti Reflection) coating on optical surfaces drastically reduces flare and ghosting. The floating focus mechanism is optimised for motion picture applications, ensuring outstanding resolution and very low distortion at any shooting distance.

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Precise, responsive manual focus

The SELC1635G features a smooth and silent Linear Response MF drive, to deliver lag-free manual focus for accurate and intuitive DoP (Director of Photography) and camera operator control.  The geared focus ring offers a long-throw (140 degree) rotation for fine control, with stops and a clear distance scale for consistent focus pulls and resets during multiple takes. Catering for a range of film-makers, it additionally offers reversible zoom ring rotation and the option to engage aperture click-stops, providing tactile feedback for precise adjustment.

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Lens Configuration 

Impeccable Sony G Lens design emphasizes a graceful balance between high resolution and gorgeous background bokeh that can enhance the artist’s vision.
[1] Extreme aspherical lens (XA lens)  [2] Aspherical lens  [3] ED glass

Modulation Transfer Function of SELC1635G
MTF Chart 

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.
[1] Contrast (%)  [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  [3] At 16 mm / Max. aperture  [4] At 16 mm / T9 aperture  [5] At 35 mm / Max. aperture  [6] At 35 mm / T9 aperture  [7] Spatial frequency  [8] 10 line pairs / mm  [9] 30 line pairs / mm  [10] Radial values  [11] Tangential values

Lens Controls
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[1] Focus Ring  [2] Zoom Ring  [3] Iris Ring  [4] POWER ZOOM lever  [5] Detachable servo zoom unit  [6] Zoom speed switch  [7] Focus hold button

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[8] IRIS LOCK Switch  [9] Iris click switch  [10] Zoom switch

FE C 16-35mm T3.1 compatibility

Follow the link below for lens/body compatibility details.

Some camera bodies may require soft update for full functionality.

Specifications & Features

  • Cinematic images with beautiful bokeh

  • Responsive manual control for content creators

  • Highly versatile control

  • Advanced optical design

  • Precise, responsive manual focus

Minimum Focus Distance
0.28 m(0.92 ft)
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
Filter Diameter (mm)
1390 g(49.1 oz.)

What's in the Box

Lens front cap:ALC-F82S, Lens rear cap:ALC-R1EM, Soft case, Zoom unit socket cover,Zoom unit spare screw

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