Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens

A rightfully popular wide-angle prime, the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM offers immense versatility due to its wide, but not too wide, field of view, portable form factor and, of course, its fast f/1.4 aperture. The bright design offers the shallow depth-of-field control that makes this lens suitable for portraiture and for isolating subject matter, as well as a solid choice for low-light shooting needs. As a G Master lens, it’s no surprise this lens sports a series of specialized elements and a Nano AR II coating, and it also packs in an 11-blade rounded diaphragm, physical aperture ring, and weather-sealed construction. In terms of focus, a pair of XD Linear Motors generate speedy and quiet AF performance and also enable Linear Response manual focus control for natural manual focus feedback.

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Applications: A 35mm lens is one of the most versatile primes one can have, especially when it features a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture. As a general wide-angle prime, it’s perfect for everything from landscape and street shooting to wide-field portraiture, and the bright design gives it the extra edge for low-light shooting and controlling depth of field.

Perks

G Master lens, advanced optics
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture
Weather sealed
Physical aperture ring with de-click switch

Drawbacks

Lacks versatility of a zoom

Specs

Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Range f/1.4 to f/16
Optical Layout 14 elements, 10 groups (2 XA elements, 1 extra-low dispersion element)
Coating Nano AR II
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.26x
Diaphragm Blades 11
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67mm
Dimensions 3 x 3.8" / 76 x 96mm
Weight 1.2 lb / 524 g

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