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Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens

BH #SO1418GM • MFR #SEL14F18GM
Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two XA Elements, One Super ED Element
  • Nano AR II and Fluorine Coatings
Pairing an ultra wide-angle focal length with an especially bright design, the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM from Sony is a fast and dynamic lens well-suited to landscape, nature, architectural, and astrophotography applications. Its extremely wide perspective is complemented by an f/1.8 maximum aperture for excellent performance in low-light conditions and its impressively compact form factor makes it a portable and versatile option for everything from casual walkaround shooting to staged architectural shoots.
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Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Fast Design and Refined Optics
  • 4Fast and Precise Focusing
  • 5Reliable Construction
Broader Perspectives
Pairing an ultra wide-angle focal length with an especially bright design, the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM from Sony is a fast and dynamic lens well-suited to landscape, nature, architectural, and astrophotography applications. Its extremely wide perspective is complemented by an f/1.8 maximum aperture for excellent performance in low-light conditions and its impressively compact form factor makes it a portable and versatile option for everything from casual walkaround shooting to staged architectural shoots.
Fast Design and Refined Optics
As a G Master lens, optical performance is prioritized and the 14mm f/1.8 emphasizes both sharpness and bokeh quality for versatility regardless of subject distance or aperture setting.
  • Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements, along with one standard aspherical element, promote high sharpness throughout the aperture range, even when working at the bright f/1.8 position.
  • Aspherical elements feature superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, distortion and other spherical aberrations for highly accurate rendering and low distortion.
  • The combination of several aspherical elements, along with sophisticated focusing motors, promotes a truly compact and lightweight design, especially for such an ultra-wide focal length.
  • One Super ED element and two extra-low dispersion elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce 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.
Excels in Low-Light Conditions
  • Rare for an ultra-wide, the f/1.8 maximum aperture is a useful asset for working in low-light conditions, such as for astrophotography applications and when making timelapses where shorter shutter speeds are required.
  • The optical design has been optimized for shooting wide open; the integrated high-curvature XA elements minimize sagittal flare for cleaner, more accurate nighttime sky and point light source rendering.
Fast and Precise Focusing
An XD Linear Motor system uses two separate motors to provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and 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 quick focus mode switching.
  • 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 ultra-wide 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.
Reliable Construction
Beyond outstanding optics, G Master lenses are also known for durable and reliable physical constructions, including extensive weather sealing and intuitive designs for easy operability. Also, specific to this 14mm f/1.8, it features a uniquely compact and lightweight design, measuring 3.3 x 3.9" and weighing just one pound.
  • Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications. The ring also incorporates a locking "A" position for use in automated exposure modes.
  • A focus hold button is present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select programmable settings.
  • Integrated petal-shaped lens hood helps to block stray light from causing lens flare and also affords some physical protection to the front element.
  • Filter holder is incorporated at the rear of the lens, within the lens mount, and accepts cut gel filters and a filter cutting template is included.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Fluorine-coated front and rear elements resist dust, moisture, and fingerprints and are easy to clean.

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
14mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
Gel Filter (Rear)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
114°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.1x
Optical Design
14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
Gel Filter (Rear)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.3 x 3.9" / 83 x 99.8 mm
Weight
1 lb / 460 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.94 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.2 x 5.3 x 5.1"

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Reviews

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What brand ND gel is rec'd for rear cut out?

What brand ND gel is rec'd for rear cut out?
Asked by: Douglas
There is no recommended brand--any standard gel filter will work if cut to size.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-05-10

Is this currently the best lense for ...

Is this currently the best lense for Astrophotography and landscape ?
Asked by: Jonathan
The new Sigma 14mm f/1.4 has eclipsed this lens for that specific purpose (and at the same price), but it's considerably bigger, and over twice as heavy.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2023-09-05

Does the it come with a case?

Does the it come with a case?
Asked by: Lanny
This lens does come with a soft lens case.
Answered by: James P
Date published: 2022-09-05

Just got this lens, anyone notice the rear ...

Just got this lens, anyone notice the rear element moving back and fourth when shifting the weight of the lens? I'm concerned that I may have ordered a dud.
Asked by: Ryan
I was worried about this too on my Sony 20mm f/1.8, but after carefully researching and asking about it, turns out the reason is that the linear focusing system (newer lenses only) behave this way normally and it's not a problem.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2023-09-05

Is the rear filter mount same size of Sigma 14-24 ...

Is the rear filter mount same size of Sigma 14-24 DG DN? The rectangular ones.
Asked by: River
Unfortunately not. These lenses take different size filters.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-06-01

What size Tilta seamless focus gear ring would ...

What size Tilta seamless focus gear ring would this lens take?
Asked by: Logan
I would recommend the Tilta Seamless Focus Gear Ring (81 to 83mm), B&H # TITAFGR8183, for use with the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-07-17

I am thinking of using for sports. Especially ...

I am thinking of using for sports. Especially basketball for under the basket action. Would this lens do the job. I am thinking about using this lens for basketball action under the basket......would this lens work for sports action shots?
Asked by: Walter
Yes this FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens would be suitable for shooting action at a basketball game under the net.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-23

Can I use this lens on the Fx6?

Can I use this lens on the Fx6?
Asked by: Noah
Yes Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens is compatible with Sony FX6 Digital Cinema Camera
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-03-02
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