Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Sony A6300

Once again this lens performs a lot better on a camera with decent focusing, the A6300 has 425 phase-detection AF points ranged across the sensor. Remembering this is a Sony G lens so it should be a cut above average.

My A6300 arrived from Production Gear last week and the video facilities are fantastic with 4K 25p and full HD at 50p XAVC-S. You can attach the XLR unit but having no audio monitoring makes it almost pointless. This will be a feature added to the next model, though Sony have missed a trick with the XLR unit, they should have added audio monitoring on the XLR unit itself.

A6300 side

I bought this camera for its photographic and video capabilities, 24MP, 425 AF points and up to 6400ISO in low light.

6300 and me

These pictures were shot over a week apart but the real star of this shoot was my new lens.

new lens

The Sony “ZEISS” 16-70 f4 lens which can also be used with my Sony FS5

me and new lens

This time I used my Small HD monitor rather than the XLR unit.

Flori 6400

A picture of my dog taken at 6400 ISO with virtually no loss in detail.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “Sony 18-105 f4 lens on the A6300

  1. Hi Phillip… I am just trying to decide if it is worth getting the Sony Zeiss 16-70mm over the Sony G 18-105mm on my FS5 coming hopefully at end of this month. What do you think? Is the Zeiss sharper… I have read some varying reviews on the 16-70mm… One guy describing it as the most controversial lens on the Internet! Would be good to hear your comparison.

    HDW : The 16-70 f4 is a great wee lens remember you also get an extra 2x zoom with Sonys clear image zoom technology 16-140 @ f4, more positive to focus than the 18-105 f4. Sony’s lens booklet tells us the Zeiss glass is a step above the G glass.

  2. “Sony have missed a trick with the XLR unit, they should have added audio monitoring on the XLR unit itself” – Yes of course they could but they didn’t miss a trick – it’s the trick which ensures they don’t lose sales of much more expense Sony Cameras

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