A trifecta of affordable and portable full-frame primes for Sony E-mount cameras has finally been completed, with today’s release of the FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens. Seemingly simple, this wide-angle lens offers something to photographers of all skill levels. Affordability and quality put it as a solid pick for newcomers to the system, while pros might appreciate the lightweight and compact design compared to Sony’s other wide-angle lenses. Also, if you already picked up the FE 50mm f/1.8 and FE 85mm f/1.8, this is an easy pick to complete your set.
The lens itself is, perhaps, most defined by its conservative, but still quite fast, f/1.8 aperture. This allows the lens to remain small while offering excellent versatility. A perfect complement for mirrorless cameras, this lens will balance and handle quite nicely on both APS-C and full-frame models. It also uses specialized elements to guarantee image quality. And, there is a linear autofocus motor for quickly and accurately locking onto your subject, as well as a customizable focus hold button.
Are you just about to complete your f/1.8 lens trifecta? Is this trend of affordable lenses appealing for people looking to jump into full-frame mirrorless? Leave your thoughts in the Comments section, below!