Last week Sony announced the latest addition to their powerful full-frame lens series: the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 G Master Prime Lens. Sony has packed their most advanced technology into this newest E-mount lens, offering the anticipated G Master resolution and bokeh with blistering AF performance while keeping the lens remarkably compact compared with other large aperture 35mm primes. Let’s unpack some of the lens’ key features below!
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The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 G Master Prime Lens features an updated, sleek design. 35mm is a classic, versatile focal length, popular with everyone from street photographers to landscape photographers and documentarians. One of the advantages this particular 35mm has over more entry-level models is its wide F1.4 maximum aperture, delivering mind-boggling low light performance and great depth of field control.
Since this newest lens is part of Sony’s G Master collection, it utilises the advanced optical design, producing well-correct imagery with a high degree of sharpness and clarity. Its two extreme aspherical (XA) elements make the most of the lens’ short mirrorless flange-back distance to deliver breathtaking contrast and amazing resolution. Its superior optical quality is further enhanced by the Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element that reduces chromatic aberration. Finally, Sony’s Nanon AR Coating II comes in to maintain crystal-clear image clarity, regardless of the lighting conditions.
The aforementioned XA elements work with the 11-blade aperture mechanism to produce an almost circular aperture even when the lens is wide open. Refinements from previous lenses have enabled the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 G Master Prime Lens to have a minimum focusing distance of 27cm and maximum magnification of 0.23x.
- Premium G Master series 35mm full-frame lens
- Dimensions: 76mm (D) x 96mm (L)
- Weight: 524g
- Aperture range from f/1.4 to f/16
- XA elements and ED glass for high resolution throughout the image area
- Sony Nano AR Coating II to prevent flare and ghosting
- XD Linear Motors enable fast, precise and quiet autofocus
- Physical aperture ring with de-click switch
- Focus hold button and other features for a professional shooting experience
- Easy to clean fluorine-coated front-element resists dust, moisture and fingerprints
We are still waiting on confirmation of pricing and availability, so keep an eye on Orms Direct to find out when we’ll get stock!