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Sony E 11mm f/1.8 Lens

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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 Reviews

A Wonderful Lens for Cramped Spaces

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

This is a very wide lens that is created for tight spaces. I like this lens because it is light and sharp. And with minimized lens distortion. Unfortunately, it is mostly made of plastic like what some people complained about but for me, it's fine because I like my lens light and I handle all my photo lenses with utmost care. I shoot mainly photographs and dark interiors with cramped spaces, so the aperture of f1.8 is very pleasing to have. I know of people who call this their vlogger's lens. But remember, this is not your everyday lens for photography but it's a wonderful lens to have when you're stuck in tight spaces.

Awesome on the FS7

By monday
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I've used the lens now on 2 events and must say it's been great to use. Distortion isn't too much for my taste and the focus throw is fabulous. Having auto-focus which I rarely use was a plus. 11mm is plenty wide and the lens is light. Very happy with the purchase. I have a Rokinon 12mm 2.0 and will leave that for my Nikon mirrorless now.

Perfect for using on the ZV-E10 for Vlogging!!!

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

Some might look at this lens and think, no OSS, but the Active Steadyshot that many of Sony's APS-C cameras has is so good that it rivals the look of a gimbal. When you turn on the Active Steadyshot in the ZV-E10, for example, you lose 1.1X so the 16.5mm field of view becomes a more natural 18.1mm, which is better for arms length shooting, especially with the Sony remote grip. I think this lens is the best vlogging lens Sony has ever made, especially for the price!

Awesome on the Sony A7 IV

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

Bought this lens to get around the 4K 60p crop on my A7 IV. I'm now able to shoot video with a 16.5mm equivalent focal length @ 60p 10bit 4.2.2! Autofocus is top notch and video quality is great. This lens is a must for any A7 IV owner who wants to maximize their cameras capabilities. Finally a great workaround for the infamous A7 IV 60p crop!

Been Waiting for Something this Wide + Compact for a While!

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

Main reason I decide to leave my A6600 at home is that even with the smallest lens I have (Sigma 30MM), the camera setup can be bulky to carry around (At least compared to my Ricoh GR3 or iPhone). This lens allows me to have an even more compact setup with a wide and versatile lens. This lens is sharp, no fish eye distortion, and also does Macro surprisingly well. Check out the pictures!

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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: 2022-09-10
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