By site editor Dan Chung:
Sony brought their 18-105mm servo zoom lens onto our live show at the Atomos/Teradek booth at Inter BEE in Japan last week. The new lens seems well suited for run-and-gun shooting with its constant f4 aperture and Optical Steadishot coupled with a nice mid-wide to mid-telephoto zoom range. Autofocus seemed quite snappy although it did struggle from time to time in the low light of our set. Manual focus is fly-by-wire which works quite well, but is no substitute for a ‘proper’ manual focus ring. It should be available before the end of the year.