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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
By B&H Photo's
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

Key Specs
Focal Length
35mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
63°
Minimum Focus Distance
8.7" / 22.1 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.24x
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.58 x 2.87" / 65.6 x 73 mm
Weight
9.9 oz / 281 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.58 x 4.18 x 3.78"

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Reviews

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How can I easily and fast, change the aperture ...

How can I easily and fast, change the aperture settings on a SONY fx6, using this lense?
Asked by: Per
The Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens would require you to adjust the lens' aperture using the controls built onto the Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera. The Online Instruction Manual on Sony's website for the Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera States "1: MODE (Mode) button → use the control wheel to select [Aperture Priority] → press the center of the control wheel. 2: Select the desired value by turning the front/rear dial." It also states "1: MODE (Mode) button → [Manual Exposure] → press the center of the control wheel. 2: Select the desired aperture value by turning the front dial. Select the desired shutter speed by turning the rear dial. You can change the setting of the front/rear dial using MENU → (Setup) → [Dial Customize] → [Dial Setup]."
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-04-20

If using this lens with the A7RIII or greater to ...

If using this lens with the A7RIII or greater to shoot 4k will this be effectively a 53mm lens?
Asked by: Gary
This lens would maintain its given focal length on an A7R III or greater since it is for the full frame format.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-01-30

Would you recommend this for copywork of ...

Would you recommend this for copywork of paintings? I'm getting a Sony a7RII and am not sure which macro lens to get. I'm coming from a 60mm Nikon that works well for my space.
Asked by: Thomas
I would not recommend this lens at all. It has terrible chromatic aberration and it is definitely it suited to macro work. Check out the reviews and you'll see. I returned mine after 1 day of use. Sony has several other 35mm options that are great. They are all a little pricey but you might also look at Sigma art series or Tamaron. If you need Macro go with the 90mm which is fantastic.
Answered by: Barry
Date published: 2021-09-07

What ND Filter would fit this lens?

What ND Filter would fit this lens?
Asked by: Ryan
Any 55mm filter will fit the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens. This link list all our solid 55mm ND filters: https://bhpho.to/2M7Q742 For help deciding the best ND filter for your needs please email us at [email protected].
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2019-08-08

How does this lens compare to the Sony Zeiss 35mm ...

How does this lens compare to the Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4? Can’t decide which one to buy...
Asked by: Edward
Similar in performance. If available light photography is a priority then the 1.4 lens is a needed tool.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-03-30

Has anyone used this on an A7R IV? Is it sharp ...

Has anyone used this on an A7R IV? Is it sharp enough for that sensor? Thx.
Asked by: Ross
It is a very sharp lens
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2022-10-23

Is a slight inner play normal with this lens? ...

Is a slight inner play normal with this lens? Lens element are loose and and motion is apparent as you move the lens
Asked by: BEATRICE
This is absolutly normal in a Linear Motor driven lens
Answered by: Eduardo
Date published: 2022-03-19

How does this lens compare with the 35mm f/2.8 ...

How does this lens compare with the 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss?
Asked by: Craig
One has the aperture of 2.8 and the other is a 1.8 lens
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2024-02-21
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