The Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 SEL35F18F is a wide-angle, sharp, fast lens from Sony for E-mount cameras.

Excellent sharpness with an open, distortion, as it should be with a 35mm lens, high sharpness. Focusing speed is lightning fast thanks to the internal focusing of the rear lens group.

Advantages

  • Before buying compared with Sigma 35mm F1.4 art. Sigma turned out to be twice as heavy. Probably due to luminosity. Aperture is not the main characteristic for me when choosing a lens.
  • The 5-axis stub and high working iso values ​​in my a7m3 replace my aperture in the dark. Aperture open to 1.4 is practically not used in most scenes. I did not sacrifice weight and dimensions because of this. A fully open aperture is not always working in practice. At 35mm from Sony, you can already work at 1.8. Like focus, smart and without unnecessary sounds. And at any aperture value. The lens turned out well.

Disadvantages

  • Vignetting, there are chromatic aberrations at full aperture

Comments

  • Impressions from the lens are extremely positive. Took it at the same time as switching to a full frame for indoor shooting. Previously, on a crop, I had the equivalent of a 50mm main lens (sony 35 1.8 for aps-c). But in a confined space, sometimes with 50mm it was hard because. sometimes there is not enough space to make the desired composition.
  • In terms of design, I really like its compact size and light weight (280 grams). This focal length has many options from different manufacturers, but, as a rule, they all weigh 2-3 times more. And they are also much larger. Of course, they have a higher aperture ratio, but personally, aperture ratio of 1.8 is enough for me. The depth of field at aperture 1.8 is already small - only one eye is sharp in half-profile, the rest begins to blur. Therefore, I would probably not shoot at 1.4 or 1.2 anyway. But this is my personal preference and my shooting style, of course.
  • It focuses quickly and accurately. It is difficult to speak for the quality of the picture, here I am not an expert, but a simple amateur, my requirements are not exorbitant. I will say this - on the A7m3 the picture turns out to be very decent, there is absolutely no desire to even show from RAW. Sharpness is good immediately from a fully open aperture. Chromatic aberrations are not strong, but they are, depending on the plot, of course. Vignetting is strong, but it is well corrected by the camera - in jpeg which, the camera gives out, it is almost non-existent. Bokeh is quite suitable. I won’t say that it is some kind of mega-artistic or with a special pattern, as sometimes happens, it just exists and that’s it)))

Specifications Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 SEL35F18F

  • Lens type standard
  • Focal length of a fixed lens 35 mm
  • Aperture F1.80
  • Minimum aperture F22
  • Sony E mount
  • Auto focus yes
  • Number of elements / groups of elements 11 / 9
  • Number of aperture blades 9
  • Dimensions (D x L) 65.6 x 73 mm
  • Weight 280 g

Sony FE 35mm f / 1.8 SEL35F18F sample photo (NEX-5)

Sony FE 35mm f / 1.8 SEL35F18F sample photo and video (A7ii)

Video sample Sony FE 35mm f / 1.8 SEL35F18F


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