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Sony E PZ 10-20mm APS-C Power Zoom G Lens Operating Manual

Sony E PZ 10-20mm APS-C Power Zoom G Lens FEATURE


Sony E PZ 10-20mm APS-C Power Zoom G Lens

Sony E PZ 10-20mm APS-C Power Zoom G Lens PRODUCT

About SONY
Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, originally as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo. The company started with a focus on producing innovative consumer electronics, such as radios and tape recorders, and later expanded into various other areas, including televisions, audio equipment, cameras, video game consoles, and mobile devices.

Here are some key aspects and divisions of Sony:

  1. Electronics: Sony is widely recognized for its wide range of consumer electronics, including televisions, home audio systems, digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and gaming consoles. The company has been at the forefront of technological advancements and has introduced many groundbreaking products over the years.
  2. Entertainment: Sony is also heavily involved in the entertainment industry. It owns and operates Sony Picture Entertainment, which produces and distributes movies and television shows globally. Additionally, Sony Music Entertainment is one of the largest music labels in the world, representing a wide array of artists across various genres.
  3. PlayStation: Sony’s PlayStation brand is a dominant force in the gaming industry. The PlayStation consoles, including the latest PlayStation 5, have gained immense popularity among gamers worldwide. Sony also develops and publishes a range of video games through its subsidiary, Sony Interactive Entertainment.
  4. Imaging: Sony is a major player in the digital imaging market, producing high-quality cameras, lenses, and other imaging equipment. Its Alpha series of mirrorless cameras has garnered critical acclaim and is favored by both amateur and professional photographers.

Sony continues to innovate and expand its presence in different sectors, including virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The company is known for its commitment to technological advancements, design excellence, and delivering high-quality products and experiences to its customers.

This lens is designed for the Sony α camera system

E-mount cameras. You cannot use it on A-mount cameras.

For further information on compatibility, visit the website of Sony in your area, or consult your dealer of Sony or the local authorized service facility of Sony.

For Customers in the U.S.A.

For questions regarding your product or for the Sony Service Center nearest you, call 1-800-222-SONY (7669).

Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity

  • Trade Name: SONY
  • Model: SELP1020G
  • Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Address: 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127, U.S.A.
  • Telephone Number: 858-942-2230

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


Notes on Use

  • Do not leave the lens exposed to the sun or a bright light source. Internal malfunction of the camera body and lens, smoke, or a fire may result due to the effect of light focusing. If circumstances necessitate leaving the lens in sunlight, be sure to attach the lens caps. When shooting against the sun, keep the sun completely out of the angle of view.
  • If the lens alone is shaken or if a camera with the lens attached is shaken while the camera is turned off, an internal component of the lens may rattle. This, however, does not indicate a malfunction.
    In addition, while you carry around the lens, your movement may cause the internal lens groups to shake. This, however, does not affect the performance of the lens groups.
  • When carrying a camera with the lens attached, always firmly hold both the camera and the lens.
  • Using this unit with products from other manufacturers may affect its performance, leading to accidents or malfunction.
  • When recording movies, zoom operation sound may be recorded depending on the camera or shooting conditions. Perform zoom speed setting and lever operation as required.

Precautions on using a flash

With certain combinations of lens and flash, the lens may partially block the light of the flash, resulting in a shadow at the bottom of the picture. In such a case, adjust the focal length or the shooting distance before shooting.


When using the lens, the corners of the screen become darker than the center. To reduce this phenomenon (called vignetting), close the aperture by 1 to 2 stops.

Identifying the PartsSony-E-PZ-10-20mm-APS-C-Power-Zoom-G-Lens-Operating-Manual-1

  1. Lens hood
  2. Lens hood index
  3. Focusing ring
  4. Zooming ring
  5. Lens mount rubber ring
  6. Lens contacts*
  7. Zoom lever
  8. Focus hold button
  9. Focus mode switch
  10. Mounting index
    * Do not touch the lens contacts.

Attaching and Detaching the Lens

Before attaching/detaching the lens, hold the lens by its mounting body. Do not hold it by any of its operation controls, such as the focusing ring.

To attach the lensSony-E-PZ-10-20mm-APS-C-Power-Zoom-G-Lens-Operating-Manual-2

(See illustration B-1.)

  1. Remove the rear lens cap and the camera body cap.
  2. Align the white index on the lens barrel with the white index on the camera (mounting index), then insert the lens into the camera mount and rotate it clockwise until it locks
    • Do not press the lens release button on the camera when mounting the lens
    • Do not mount the lens at an angle.
  3. Remove the front lens cap.
    • You can attach/detach the front lens cap in two ways, (1) and (2).

To detach the lensSony-E-PZ-10-20mm-APS-C-Power-Zoom-G-Lens-Operating-Manual-3

  1. Attach the front lens cap.
  2. While holding down the lens release button on the camera, rotate the lens counterclockwise until it stops, then detach the lens. (See illustration B-2.)

Attaching the Lens HoodSony-E-PZ-10-20mm-APS-C-Power-Zoom-G-Lens-Operating-Manual-4

It is recommended that you use a lens hood to reduce flare and ensure maximum image quality.

Align the red line on the lens hood with the red line on the lens (lens hood index), then insert the lens hood into the lens mount and rotate it clockwise until it clicks into place and the red dot on the lens hood is aligned with the red line on the lens.

  • If the lens hood is not rotated until it clicks into place, there is a possibility that a shadow appears on captured images or the lens hood falls off.
  • If the flashlight is partially blocked by the lens hood, a shadow may appear at the bottom of captured images. In such a case, remove the lens hood.
  • When storing, fit the lens hood onto the lens backward.


Zooming with the zoom lever

Slide the lever slightly to zoom slowly and slide it fully to zoom quickly.

Move the zoom lever with your finger lightly on the lever, to prevent wrong operation.

Zooming with the zooming ring

Rotate the zooming ring to the desired focal length (zoom position).

We recommend using the zoom lever for muting the operation noise of the zooming ring while recording movies.


The focus mode switch of this lens does not function with some camera models.

For further information on compatibility, visit the website of Sony in your area, or consult your dealer of Sony or the local authorized service facility of Sony.

To switch AF (auto focus)/ MF (manual focus)

The focus mode can be switched between AF and MF on the lens.

For AF photography, both the camera and lens should be set to AF. For MF photography, either or both the camera or lens should be set to MF.

To set the focus mode on the lens Slide the focus mode switch to the appropriate mode, AF or MF (1).

  • Refer to the camera manuals to set the focus mode of the camera.
  • In MF, turn the focusing ring to adjust the focus (2) while looking through the viewfinder, etc.

To use a camera equipped with an AF/MF control button

  • By pressing the AF/MF control button during AF operation, you can temporarily switch to MF.
  • Pressing the AF/MF control button during MF operation lets you temporarily switch to AF if the lens is set to AF and the camera to MF.

Using the Focus Hold ButtonSony-E-PZ-10-20mm-APS-C-Power-Zoom-G-Lens-Operating-Manual-7

  • The focus hold button of this lens does not function with some camera models.

For further information on compatibility, visit the website of Sony in your area, or consult your dealer or local authorized service facility of Sony.

Press the focus hold button in AF to cancel AF. The focus is fixed and you can release the shutter on the fixed focus. Release the focus hold button while pressing the shutter button halfway to start AF again.


*1 This is the equivalent focal length in 35mm format when mounted on an Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera equipped with an APS-C-sized image sensor.

*2 Angle of view is the value for Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras equipped with an APS-C-sized image sensor.

*3 Minimum focus is the distance from the image sensor to the subject.

Depending on the lens mechanism, the focal length may change with any change in shooting distance. The focal lengths given above assume the lens is focused at infinity.

Included items

 (The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.)

  • Lens (1), Front lens cap (1), Rear lens cap (1),
  • Lens hood (1), Set of printed documentation

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

FAQS About Sony E PZ 10-20mm APS-C Power Zoom G Lens

What is the Sony 10-20mm’s minimum focus distance?

The lowest focusing distance at the 10mm position is 5.1″ and, at the 20mm position, is 6.7″ with a 0.18x maximum magnification; both of these close-up distances are only achievable with manual focus.

What is the use of a 10–20mm lens?

The 10-20mm lens might be what you’re looking for if you enjoy traveling and taking images of expansive vistas or urban scenes.

What does PZ in a lens from Sony mean?

zoom lenses with power

How far can the attention be focused?

All normal lenses can focus at a maximum distance of infinity.

How is the focusing distance minimum determined?

The measurement is actually made from the focal plane.

The Sony 10 20 has what size filter?


How are Sony lenses mounted?

A- and E-mount.

What distinguishes full-frame lenses from other types?

the sensor’s physical dimensions.

Sony’s lens manufacturers?

Sony develops the Sony/Zeiss lenses in its Asian factories.

How far away must the focal point be?

Each lens has a minimum focusing distance at which it may capture an image.

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