Also Known As: Sony E 35mm f/1.8 OSS
Lens Type: Prime Lens
Format: APS-C / DX
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 Type||Prime Lens|
|Mount Type||Sony E|
|Format||APS-C / DX|
|Compatible Format(s)||APS-C Sensor|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Optical SteadyShot / AntiShake (Image Stabilization)||Yes|
|Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)||44°|
|Built-in Focus Motor||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.30m|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||No|
|Dimensions||64.7 x 45mm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
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