Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

A fast wide-angle, the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA is a ZEISS-designed prime pairing the versatility of a longer wide-angle field of view with the impressively bright f/1.4 maximum aperture. It uses a Distagon optical concept, along with a series of aspherical elements, to control distortion and achieve a high degree of sharpness, and the T* anti-reflective coating controls flare and surface reflections. The DDSSM autofocus system achieves quick and quiet performance, and the lens also sports a physical aperture ring for tactile control, which can be de-clicked for smooth and silent exposure switching.

Applications: Similar to other 35mm lenses, this all-arounder wide-angle excels in a variety of situations, but its fast f/1.4 design offers increased depth of field control and better low-light performance. It’s an ideal choice for creative landscape shooting, as well as wide portraits and documentary subjects.

Perks

Impressively fast f/1.4 design
Distagon optical concept
ZEISS optical design and T* coating
Weather-Sealed

Drawbacks

Relatively large and heavy compared to other 35mm lenses

Specs

Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Range f/1.4 to f/16
Optical Layout 12 elements, 8 groups (1 advanced aspherical element, 3 aspherical elements)
Coating ZEISS T*
Minimum Focusing Distance 11.8" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.18x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 72mm
Dimensions 3.1 x 4.4" / 78.5 x 112mm

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