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Do you have a Sony FX6? Or are you planning to use one for your next project but can't find the right lens?
Read this article to learn everything you need about the lens mount for Sony FX6 and the best Sony lenses to get for it!
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Sony FX6 key features
- Type: Cinema
- Mount: Sony E-mount
- Sensor: 10.2MP Full-Frame CMOS sensor
- Dynamic Range: 15 Stops
- Shutter speeds: 1/8000s to 1s
- ISO: 800 - 12,800 (extended 160-409,600)
- Video resolution: DCI 4K/60p
- Weight: 2 lb / 890 g
- Screen: 3.5″ 2.76M-dot
Sony FX6 E-mount
The lens mount for Sony FX6 is Sony's well-known E-mount system.
While getting a lens built for the E-mount system is recommended, you can still attach other lenses to the Sony FX6 mount using an adapter. Some of the more notable lens mount systems you can attach are:
- PL Mount
- Sony A-mount
- Canon EF mount
- Leica M-mount
- Micro Four Thirds
- Nikon F-mount
There are a ton of other lens systems that can be adapted to the FX6, but the best idea is to use a lens designed for the Sony FX6 mount.
Sony's E-mount lens system is equipped with unique functions. The lens system has autofocus support, servo zoom, and complete control of the focus, iris, and zoom directly from your camera.
You can also do it remotely using a smartphone or remote control. So the lens mount for Sony FX6 provides many advantages for the creator.
3 best lenses for Sony FX6
There are many good choices of lens for the Sony FX6, but there are still some that stand out. We've compiled a list of the three best lenses for the Sony FX6.
1. Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-mount Cinema Lens
The bokeh effect is used in cinema to direct the eyes of the viewers to the subject in focus while having a softer blurred background. It is great for leading the audience to what the filmmaker finds important and can be used in many creative ways.
The lens is made for creators who want complete control over their creative vision, as it allows you to manually and precisely adjust the focus, zoom, and iris.
The FE C 16-35mm comprises two XA lens elements and three aspheric elements. This helps minimize curvature, astigmatism, and distortion.
It also has advanced nano-coating that's designed for anti-reflection. This means that flares and ghosting is reduced drastically.
The floating focus is optimized explicitly for motion pictures. It ensures a magnificent resolution with low distortion, regardless of shooting distance. The manual focus is smooth and works lag-free, with a 120-degree angle of rotation.
The zoom settings on the camera are switchable, meaning you simply press a button to switch between manual and servo focus. The servo focus is even detachable; if you don't need it, you can detach it to rid the lens of some of its weight.
The lens is designed to work perfectly with the FX6's autofocus and auto-exposure capabilities, which means that you'll spend less time working on the focus and more time frame.
2. Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G E-mount Lens
Sony's FE 24-105mm is a versatile zoom lens that can do most of the things you'll need. It is designed to be compact and lightweight, making it highly portable and mobile.
If you're a traveling filmmaker that likes to keep a light setup, this is definitely the lens for you.
The lens is designed to achieve a constant high corner-to-corner resolution, regardless of the zoom range. This means you'll have an incredible resolution no matter how zoomed in.
The lens features four aspherical elements that reduce the aberration, and Extra-low Dispersion glass elements reduce the chromatic aberration.
The lens works perfectly with the FX6's autofocus and auto-exposure capabilities. It can be used to create a fantastic smooth bokeh that naturally highlights the in-focus subject.
The lens is coated with fluorine, which helps prevent oils, grime, water, and other contaminants from sticking. The lens is also designed to be dust and moisture resistant, so you shouldn't be afraid to bring it outside.
3. Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM
Lastly, we have the Sony FE 24mm GM lens, designed to be both compact and light. So just like the 24-105mm, we are dealing with a transportable lens that's great for the traveling filmmaker.
The lens has an excellent autofocus performance and is reliable in every setting. You will get a fantastic performance with a consistent resolution and a magnificent bokeh, even at an f1.4 aperture.
The lens also has a design that ensures suppressed chromatic aberration and sagittal flare, which means better performance.
The autofocus is fast, precise, and quiet, perfect for shooting movies. It has all the features you typically see in an E-mount lens and excellent weather sealing.
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