Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Lens Summary

Brand: Sony

Also Known As: Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Sony E

Release Date: 2012-09-12

MSRP Price: $448

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: High performance and a compact design make the SEL-35F18 prime lens an ideal second lens that's easy to carry around while capturing the action. It's perfect for a wide variety of photos, including snapshots while strolling, night shots (thanks to the bright maximum aperture) and portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds. Newly-designed optics reduces spherical aberration and coma for sharp images even when shooting wide open. Combined with built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, your photos and videos will be crisp, clear and blur-free.

Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length35mm
Mount TypeSony E
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)APS-C Sensor
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)44°
Optical Information
Lens Elements8
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.30m
Filter Information
Filter Size49mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions64.7 x 45mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction and MTF Chart

Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Construction and MTF Chart


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While I admit it is quite pricey for a prime lens, and compared to the competition equivalent, it is the sharpest lens in my collection. Coupled with my Sony A6000, it gives a rought equivalent of 50mm focal length. I use it mainly for portraits, night and street photography.
It is small, light, feels very solid, and really never disappointed me.
Bokeh is smooth but with too much contrast to my taste but hey, if you really want nice bokeh you should go for a full frame sensor anyway.


5/5 rating in my opinion