Sony introduces the 35mm F1.8, lightweight prime

by TMR

SONY recently announced the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of a FE 35mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens, model SEL35F18F.

The compact dimensions and light weight of this full-frame, large-aperture prime lens provide mobility and convenience for shooting a wide range of subjects from everyday snapshots, food photography, landscapes, night scenes and more.

The new lens provides a maximum F1.8 aperture and its quiet autofocus and tracking performance cater for both stills and movie shooting. Its small size makes it equally suited to both APS-C and full-frame bodies, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.

The FE 35mm F1.8’s quiet linear-motor AF drive system gives precise focus for both stills and movies

Product highlights include high resolution and large-aperture full-frame performance in compact and lightweight lens; weighing at just 280g and measuring 65.6mm (diameter) by 73.0mm (length); smart optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame; minimum focus distance of 0.22m and maximum magnification of 0.24 times for close-up photography.

Its versatility allows for a wide range of imaging needs. Its customisable focus hold button and a focus mode switch provide instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus. Its Linear Response Manual Focus allows fine, responsive manual focus control while the dust and moisture resistant design adds to the versatility and reliability of this new lens.

The FE 35mm F1.8’s quiet linear-motor AF drive system gives precise focus for both stills and movies where “wobbling” is employed for delicate continuous focus control.

Sony Electronics Asia Pacific digital imaging division director Dai Tanaka said the 35mm prime lens is a go-to lens for many photographers as its versatility means that it is the right choice for different kinds of shots.

“Our new 35mm FE lens combines brilliant corner-to-corner clarity with a truly lightweight design and we are confident that it will appeal to a wide range of stills and movie shooters,” he said in a statement.

The FE 35mm F1.8 will be available in Malaysia from end of August 2019.