Lightweight, compact and affordable – this is how we can describe the just announced SONY FE 35mm f/1.8 lens. The f/1.8 aperture allows the lens to remain small and well balanced on both APS-C and full-frame Sony cameras.
Some other, not so obvious things, make this lens very desirable addition to each camera bag. Either for Professionals, enthusiasts or beginners. The linear auto-focus motor for quickly and accurately locking onto your subject, the customizable focus hold button, as well as the small minimum focus distance of just 0.22cm (0.73ft) will be a huge advantage over the older Sony FE 28mm f/2 lens.
Together with the 50mm FE f/1.8 (or Zeiss 55mm f/1.8) and the 85mm FE f/1.8, the new 35mm FE f/1.8 lens completes a wonderful affordable trio of Prime f/1.8 lenses. When add the more expensive, professional 24mm f/1.4 GM and 135mm f/1.8 GM we have very respectful lineup of prime lenses, ready to cover all photography needs. The lens will certainly go in our Wish list, will it go in yours?
The official Features and Specifications page from Sony for the 35mm FE f/1.8 lens.