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Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Lens

BH #SO1118 • MFR #SEL11F18
Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 16.5mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Dual Linear AF Motors; Internal Focus
Featuring an especially sleek and lightweight design, the Sony E 11mm f/1.8 is also among the widest APS-C lenses, offering a 16.5mm equivalent focal length along with a bright f/1.8 design. Perfect for selfie-style vlogging, architectural subjects, and landscape shooting, this lens's lightweight, portable design also makes it a go-to choice for travel and walkaround recording applications.
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Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sleek and Speedy Super-Wide
  • 3Optical Design
  • 4Refined Focusing Performance
  • 5Petite Design and Intuitive Handling
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Sleek and Speedy Super-Wide

Featuring an especially sleek and lightweight design, the Sony E 11mm f/1.8 is also among the widest APS-C lenses, offering a 16.5mm equivalent focal length along with a bright f/1.8 design. Perfect for selfie-style vlogging, architectural subjects, and landscape shooting, this lens's lightweight, portable design also makes it a go-to choice for travel and walkaround recording applications.

Optical Design

  • Ultra-wide-angle prime offers a 16.5mm equivalent focal length, making it a versatile option for subjects ranging from architecture to landscapes, as well as handheld vlogging needs.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for shallow depth of field shooting and also excels in low-light conditions.
  • Optical design offers impressive sharpness across the frame and also contributes to high clarity by reducing color fringing and a variety fo aberrations.
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm contributes a smooth and natural bokeh quality.

Refined Focusing Performance

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.
  • Suitable for close-up shooting, the minimum focusing distance is 4.7" with a 0.2x maximum magnification when using manual focus, or 5.9" with a 0.13x magnification when using autofocus.
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) suppresses focus breathing to help maintain compositional accuracy when changing focus. This lens is also compatible with the Breathing Compensation function in select Alpha cameras.

Petite Design and Intuitive Handling

  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design suits working in inclement conditions.
  • Customizable focus hold button on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • When paired with a camera featuring Active Mode stabilization, the ultra-wide focal length works perfectly to produce stable shots while walking, along with a pleasing balance of subject and background in the frame when used at arm's length.
  • Lens measures 2.3" long and weighs 6.4 oz, making it a great portable choice that's well-suited to the sleeker size of APS-C bodies.

Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length11mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 16.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View104°
Minimum Focus Distance4.7" / 12 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design12 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 2.3" / 66 x 57.5 mm
Weight6.4 oz / 181 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.15 x 3.5"

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As the 11mm 1.8 lens has an E mount, is it ...

As the 11mm 1.8 lens has an E mount, is it compatible with the Sony A1? If so will the focal length be 11mm or 16mm?
Asked by: Kerry
The Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Lens is designed for cameras with a APS-C sensor. The lens should not be used on full frame cameras like the Sony A1. If you do use the lens on the A1 the camera goes into cropped sensor mode. You lose image quality and will get a small file. The angle of view of the lens will be the same as a 16mm lens when using a lens designed for full frame cameras.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-07-01
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