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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #SO3518FE • MFR #SEL35F18F
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
Fast and compact, the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 mixes a versatile wide-angle focal length with a bright design and a sleek form factor. As a wide-angle, this lens excels in a variety of situations, from street shooting to landscapes to travel, and the f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in available lighting and benefits controlling depth of field.
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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Prime Versatility
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Autofocus and Handling
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Prime Versatility
Fast and compact, the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 mixes a versatile wide-angle focal length with a bright design and a sleek form factor. As a wide-angle, this lens excels in a variety of situations, from street shooting to landscapes to travel, and the f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in available lighting and benefits controlling depth of field.
Optical Design
  • One aspherical element controls distortion and spherical aberrations, enabling greater sharpness and even resolution from corner to corner.
  • Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture provides the ability to create images with a shallow depth of field as well as work in low-light conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Handling
  • Autofocus system uses a linear motor and internal focus design to provide quick and precise focusing performance along with silent focusing while recording videos.
  • Customizable focus hold button for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Linear Response manual focus control offers more natural handling and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance8.7" / 22.1 cm
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.58 x 2.87" / 65.6 x 73 mm
Weight9.9 oz / 281 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 6.9 x 3.4"

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Reviews

The Sony A7 IV gimbal master.

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

If you use a gimbal and need deadly accurate autofocus from a lens look no further. Typically I would use a 50mm on a gimbal to get dreaming wedding shots but as the sony IV shoots 60 fps in crop mode (35mm closer to 50mm 2.0 with apsc crop mode) this works perfectly. It is lightweight and incredibly small, and the focus is fast and dependable. So the sony a7 iv has a feature where you can tap the screen to put the focus in track mode. This feature is amazing when you have multiple subjects in the frame, and eye focus is having issues. Also, as a note of reference, I shoot Pany S1's with 35 1.4 and 85. 1.4 and just switched from a pany s5 and pany 35mm to the sony as a fly cam. The autofocus was not terrible on the s5, and for portrait sessions, it was fine as I do multiple takes, but when the bride walking down the isle, I was tired fo the pany hunting or focusing on some random person on the side...THIS LENSE JUST WORKS AND WORKS WELL... No need to pay for the 35 1.4 which is a lot heavier and tougher to balance and fly all day!

Great Little Lens!

By Andrew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

This lens is small and sharp! It is great for almost everything at 35mm. It does struggle with some abbreviations, but so have seen worse.

Excellent travel lens

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Sits on my a7lll. Very fast and accurate focus, very lightweight, feels just right as a travel lens.

Preferred all-around lens for video

By Karlos
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

This was my first lens purchased for the Sony Fx3. 35mm is a sweet spot focal length for videos. I chose this over the G Master after days of watching reviews online. The main deciding factor was focus breathing. There is a clear consensus online that the f/1.8 has less focus breathing than the 1.4. I would also be paying a lot more for less than 1 stop in the 1.4. So I made my choice and filmed my first short film. Very happy. Although at 1.8, the lens still shows focus breathing so it's not 100% perfect. It's subtle and probably only noticeable to any of us who are perfectionists. The internals also shift in weight when you tilt up or down, but not an issue even on a balanced gimbal. Also, the lens strap that comes with the many gimbals for smoother operation will end up on the broad focus ring of this lens, just an fyi if you plan to use motor operated (manual) focus on a gimbal like the SC2.

Portrait Dream Lens

By Kim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-22

I am loving this new lens on my Sony a6400. Such beautiful and sharp portraits!

Good

By Ashkan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-06

Good lens, but I think my 85mm is better

great lens

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

great lens

outstanding lens

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

I think that for the price, this is an exceptional value. It is much less expensive, lighter and smaller than the 1.4 and 1.2 35s out there, and 90+% of their image quality. I shoot this on a Sony A7C, which I picked also for light weight and small size. A superb combination for general shooting, especially street photography. (hint: put your A7C into silent mode).

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