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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit

BH #SO3518FEFK (B&H Kit)
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
Complementing the lens itself, the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle prime with a 55mm UV filter.
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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Overview

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Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens
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.
Chiaro Pro 55mm 98-UVAT UV Filter

The Pro 55mm 98-UVAT UV Filter is one of Chiaro’s highest-rated protective UV filters with 98% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand high-quality glass and other essential features for excellent image fidelity and construction.

To achieve 98% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished optical glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. Resistance coating improves the scratch resistance of the glass, and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. A hard-anodized aluminum filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.


98% Light Transmission
Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished optical glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro offers a 98% transmission rate, which is an excellent transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.
Resistance Coating
The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allows you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.
Polished Optical Glass
Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The optical glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures excellent optical clarity.
Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.
UV Protection
The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.
Hard Anodized Aluminum Construction
The process of hard anodizing toughens and strengthens the aluminum for a lightweight yet durable filter ring.
Slim Design
Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.
Top Knurling
Top knurling offers a firm grip on the filter when you're attaching or removing it.
Secure Attachment
It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.
Front Threads
The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593657

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens 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"

Chiaro Pro 55mm 98-UVAT UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size55 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet55 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.05 x 3 x 0.75"

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Reviews

Perfect Street Lens

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-03

Small, lightweight, fast focus, sharp. Exactly what you want for street photography.

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).

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!

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 lens

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

great lens

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Does this fit a Sony PXW-FS7M2 XDCAM?

Does this fit a Sony PXW-FS7M2 XDCAM?
Asked by: Jesse
Yes it fits , Sony FS7M has a E mount
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2020-10-01

Will this lens work on a6000?

Will this lens work on a6000?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens is compatible with the A6000 and would give you an equivalent focal length of 52.5mm due to the APS-C sensor in that camera.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-10-01

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: 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
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