Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G Lens

With a focal length occupying the sweet spot just between wide and normal, the FE 40mm f/2.5 G is an attractive prime for street, portrait, and landscape photographers alike. An excellent candidate for everyday carry, its compact profile and lightweight design are barely noticeable once attached to a camera. Extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements are used to minimize distortions and ensure sharp capture, while Nano AR II coating suppresses flare and ghosting. Two XD linear motors keep AF quick and quiet. Despite its small size, a de-clickable aperture ring, AF/MF switch, and customizable focus hold button are all incorporated into the lens barrel for tactile control.

Applications: This is a solid option for photographers looking for an everyday prime on the wide end of the spectrum.

Perks

G lens, advanced optics
Extremely compact and lightweight
Weather sealed
Physical aperture ring with de-click switch

Drawbacks

Not as fast or bright as more advanced primes

Specs

Focal Length 40mm
Aperture Range f/2.5 to f/22
Optical Layout 9 elements, 9 groups (3 aspherical elements, 1 extra-low dispersion element)
Coating Nano AR II Coating
Minimum Focusing Distance 11" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.2x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization no
Filter Size 49mm
Dimensions 2.7 x 1.8" / 68 x 45mm
Weight 6.1 oz / 174 g

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