Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM

   

A fast, ultra-wide lens with G Master quality optics, the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM is an excellent choice for capturing landscape, architecture, and astrophotography subjects. Its f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits low-light capture and advanced optics, which incorporate two XA, one Super ED, and two ED elements, maximizes sharpness while limiting distortion and aberrations. A Nano AR Coating II is applied to combat flare and ghosting when managing wide environments with bright light sources like the sun.

FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
FE 14mm f/1.8 GM

Autofocusing is responsive and quiet, thanks to an XD Linear motor system and a de-clickable aperture and customizable focus hold button streamline manual use. On account of the bulbous shape of the lens’s front element, a rear filter holder is built into the lens and a petal-shaped lens hood provides a first line of physical and optical defense. As a lens designed primarily for outdoor subjects, it dust and moisture sealed to protect against the elements.

Applications: Very wide and very fast, this prime is an excellent choice for landscape, architectural, and astrophotographers. Equally equipped to manage bright and dark environments, it delivers high-quality optical performance at an ultra-wide focal length.

Perks

Drawbacks

+ G Master lens, advanced optics
+ Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture
+ Rear filter holder
+ Weather sealed
+ Physical aperture ring with de-click switch

- Specialized lens, niche appeal
- Bulbous front element

Specifications

Focal Length 14mm
Aperture Range f/1.8 to f/16
Optical Layout 14 elements, 11 groups (2 extreme aspherical elements, 1 super ED element, 2 extra-low dispersion elements)
Coating

 

Nano AR Coating II
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.1x
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size Rear Gel
Dimensions 3.3 x 3.9" / 83 x 99.8mm
Weight 1 lb / 460 g