Sony Releases FE 35mm F1.8 Lens

The 35mm f/1.8 lens has been one of the most requested lenses for the Sony FE lineup, and now it’s finally here. It perfectly feels the gap between the high-end Zeiss Distagon FE 35mm F1.4 ZA and the tiny Zeiss 35mm F2.8.

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The new lens is made out of metal and plastic, and resembles some older Sony lenses like the FE 28mm f/2 and FE 85mm f/1.8. It has 11 elements in nine groups, with one aspherical element. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant, although not on the same level as Sony’s premium G Master lenses.

At 280 grams or close to 10 oz, this is truly one of the lightest lenses of its type. The focusing is smooth and fast thanks to a linear focus motor. It close focuses down to 22cm or about 9 inches, which means you can take some interesting close-up shots with it as well, making it even more versatile. The FE 35mm F1.8 will retail for approximately $750 and is going to start shipping in August 2019.

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