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New Sony 35mm F1.8, Lightweight Full-Frame Lens

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Sony today announced the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of an FE 35mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens, model SEL35F18F. This is the 5th 35mm full-frame lens from Sony.

The compact size and light weight of the full-frame 35mm prime makes it a good candidate for street photography or just when you want to travel light but still like having an f1.8 fast prime.

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Sony states that the new lens has quiet autofocus and excellent tracking performance making it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting. Its small size means it is equally suited to APS-C as well as full-frame bodies, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.

Key features

  • Large F1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 280 grams and measuring 65.6 mm (diameter) by 73.0mm (length); this new lens sets a new standard for portability.
  • Smart optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame. 9-blade circular aperture enables beautiful bokeh.
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.22m and a maximum magnification of 0.24x offer easy access to the world of close-up photography.

Versatile control and handling for a wide range of imaging needs

  • Conveniently placed customizable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus.
  • Linear Response Manual Focus for fine, responsive manual focus control.
  • Dust and moisture resistant design[ii] add to the versatility and reliability of this new lens and invoke a feeling of confidence in the user.

Quiet AF with excellent tracking for movies as well as stills

  • Fast, precise and quiet linear-motor AF drive system for precise focus for both stills and movies where “wobbling” is employed for delicate continuous focus control.
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Pricing and Availability

The FE 35mm F1.8 will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced $748.00US

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