Sony Unveils Full-Frame 35mm F1.8 Lightweight Prime Lens

  • Sony has not confirmed about the availability of this lens through online channels
  • 35 mm camera lenses are one of the most used lenses in the world
Sony SEL35F18F Lens

Sony has announced the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of a FE 35 mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens, model SEL35F18F. The company is retailing this lens at a price of Rs 56,990 in the country.

“A 35mm prime lens is a go-to lens for so many photographers as its versatility means that it is the right choice for so many kinds of shot,” said Hiroyuki Tokuno, head of digital imaging division, Sony India. He added, “Our new 35 mm 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.”

The company is retailing this latest FE 35 mm F1.8 lens across all Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores in India. Sony has not confirmed about the availability of this lens through online channels.

Nine-blade circular aperture

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. Large F1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 280 grams and measuring 65.6 mm (diameter) by 73.0 mm (length); this new lens, as per Sony, sets a new standard for portability.

Smart optical construction including a spherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame. Nine-blade circular aperture enables beautiful bokeh. Minimum focus distance of 0.22 m and maximum magnification of 0.24x offer easy access to the world of close-up photography.

The new lens provides corner-to-corner image quality from a maximum F1.8 aperture. Its quiet auto-focus and tenacious tracking performance make 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 52.5 mm equivalent[i] focal length that is perfect for snapshots, portraits and more.