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Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens

BH #SO3514GM • MFR #SEL35F14GM
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two XA Elements, One ED Element
  • Nano AR II and Fluorine Coatings
A classic wide-angle prime with an updated, sleek form factor, the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM is further characterized by its speed and advanced optical design. The versatile focal length suits everything from street shooting to landscape and documentary subjects, and the fast maximum aperture excels in low light and for controlling depth of field.
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Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Impressively Bright, Surprisingly Compact
  • 3
  • 4G Master Optical Design
  • 5Wide-Angle Versatility and f/1.4 Speed
  • 6
  • 7Fast and Precise Focusing
  • 8Durable and Reliable Design
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Impressively Bright, Surprisingly Compact

A classic wide-angle prime with an updated, sleek form factor, the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM is further characterized by its speed and advanced optical design. The versatile focal length suits everything from street shooting to landscape and documentary subjects, and the fast maximum aperture excels in low light and for controlling depth of field.

G Master Optical Design

As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance of impressive resolution and sharpness along with distinctive and pleasing bokeh.
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements effectively control astigmatism, field curvature, coma, distortion, and other spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • One extra-low dispersion element reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Nano AR Coating II has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions. This updated coating is better suited for larger, curved elements and is especially adept at minimizing internal reflections.

Wide-Angle Versatility and f/1.4 Speed

  • The 35mm focal length is inherently versatile; perfectly suited for street, landscape, and reportage subjects, it also excels as a creative choice for other applications like fashion and portraiture.
  • Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also helps to control depth of field and produce selective focus effects.
  • Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Fast and Precise Focusing

Two XD Linear Motors provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and subject tracking performance. This design also contributes to more natural, intuitive Linear Response manual focus control and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
  • Internal focusing design offers more responsive focusing performance and maintains a consistent overall lens length during operation.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.8" suits making dynamic close-up images.
  • Despite its wide-angle field of view, the close minimum focusing distance and bright maximum aperture enable creating shallow depth of field imagery characterized by a strong close-up subject and a soft background.

Durable and Reliable Design

Besides signaling impressive optics, G Master lenses are also characterized by a robust and reliable physical construction that includes weather sealing and protective coatings.
  • Unique among fast wide-angle primes, the 35mm f/1.4 GM is distinguished by its sleek and lightweight form factor, measuring 3 x 3.9" and weighing 1.1 lb.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Fluorine-coated front element resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints and is easy to clean.
  • A focus hold button is featured on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View63°
Minimum Focus Distance9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Optical Design14 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 3.8" / 76 x 96 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 524 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 5.7 x 5.1"

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Reviews

My new favorite lens

By kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

Ever since I put this in my Sony a7c it's barely come off. Images are sharp, auto focus is lightning fast, overall very satisfied.

Good for landscape astro

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

I use the lens for landscape astrophotography primarily. There is mild coma in the corners wide open, more than I'd like to see, but this is not an insurmountable problem. This is much reduced at f/2.0 and f/2.8. I shoot the sky at f/2.8 and the foreground at f/1.4 with great results. Excellent lens.

BEST LENS!!!

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

if you are in the market for a 35, this is the one you need to get! super sharp and silent motors what more can you ask for!

This is my prime lens option.

By Elliot
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-08

The new Sony lens line up, is putting Sony lenses back on top. Light, small, and sharp. If you use mirrorless, for the weight savings. Why not utilize weight savings on the lenses as well?

Excellent lens

By Ovoke
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

Recently Started using this lens for a couple of my photo shoots & i am just blown away by the results. Don't hesitate you'll love it

As an avid hiker, this is a wonderful lens.

By Redliner
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-19

As an avid hiker in the northeast part of the United States (NH and ME), I consider this an ideal lens. With the twist of the aperture ring I can either capture what I see in front of me on the trail, or isolate something that has caught my eye, both of which will have incredible sharpness, wonderful bokeh, or both. Additionally, the inherent sharpness of this lens allows me, via cropping, to capture details of distant peaks. I could not n=be happier with this lens.

The only 35mm you'd ever need.

By Tri
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

I am always in a gun and run situation where compact gear is essential for my workflow. I pair this with a wide 16-28 lens and I can interchange these on my gimbal without rebalancing, which is a huge win.

Good for landscape astro

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

I use the lens for landscape astrophotography primarily. There is mild coma in the corners wide open, more than I'd like to see, but this is not an insurmountable problem. This is much reduced at f/2.0 and f/2.8. I shoot the sky at f/2.8 and the foreground at f/1.4 with great results. Excellent lens.

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