Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Overview

Announced Jul 9, 2019 •
Prime lens | Sony FE
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Product description
Announced Jul 9, 2019

The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 is a fast prime lens for the company's full-frame mirrorless bodies. The lens is made up of 11 elements, one of which is aspherical, and the internal focus system is driven by a linear motor. The minimum focus distance is 22cm (8.7") and the max magnification is 0.24x. Video shooters will be pleased to hear that manual focus response is linear. The lens is made of both aluminum and composite materials and weighs in at just 280 grams (9.9 ounces). Sony claims that it's 'weather and dust resistant' but does not give specifics.

Quick specs
Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 35 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Sony FE
Max aperture F1.8
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.22 m (8.66)
Max magnification 0.24×
Weight 280 g (0.62 lb)
Length 73 mm (2.87)

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Our review

The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 is one of Sony's most versatile primes, worthy of serious consideration by all Sony full-frame shooters who desire high quality in a small, lightweight package. Autofocus is swift, and it's extremely sharp wide open. The lens renders out-of-focus areas very smoothly, but purple and green fringing can be an issue in high contrast situations.

Good for: Portrait and low light shooters that need tack sharp images wide open, videographers, and those that require fast autofocus

Not so good for: Portrait photographers shooting in high contrast light where chromatic aberration may be distracting, and astrophotographers

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