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At that place’s long been a 35mm f/1.8-shaped hole in Sony’due south Iron lens line up. But now finally, after plenty of speculation that it was near to do so, Sony has confirmed the optic’s existence.
The Atomic number 26 35mm F/1.eight is designed for Sony’s full-frame Alpha models, which include the A7 Three and A7R Iii. And with a weight of 280g, information technology’due south also said to exist the lightest lens of its kind.
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Built around 11 elements spread across ix groups, the lens includes a unmarried aspherical chemical element to help gainsay spherical aberration and distortion.
It arrives with a dust- and moisture-resistant build together with a useful close focusing altitude of 22cm, also every bit a 9-bladed diaphragm for smooth bokeh.
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Sony claims the optic delivers outstanding corner-to-corner image quality, as well equally quiet autofocus from its linear motor. Unusually for an optic of this sort, it’s also been fashioned with a focus-concord button, in addition to its focus fashion switch.
While intended for users of total-frame bodies, the optic can besides be partnered with APS-C-format cameras such as the A6400, whereupon it delivers an effective focal length of 52.5mm. Sony APS-C camera owners do, nevertheless, already have the E 35mm F1.viii OSS lens designed for their cameras equally an option.
The new inflow brings Sony’southward lens lineup to 52 offerings, with 34 of these producing an epitome circle broad enough to match full-frame sensors. It comes just weeks after the company announced the Sony Atomic number 26 600mm f/4 GM OSS and FE 200-600mm f/5.6-half-dozen.3 One thousand OSS lenses.
The lens volition be available from Baronial, with an asking price of $750 in the US and £630 in the UK (around AU$1,080). That’s not exactly cheap, but it is at least on a par with other 35mm f/1.8 lenses released for other full-frame mirrorless systems. Pricing for Australia is still to be confirmed.
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