Sony FE 35mm f1.4 G Master Lens
Sony has launched a new full frame G Master prime lens: Sony FE 35mm f1.4 G Master. A wide angle lens in the manufacturer’s premium G Master range, featuring the latest in lens-making technology for exceptionally sharp images. 35mm lenses go hand in hand with reportage style photography; this new lens from Sony is equally capable of recording general views and natural looking portraits.
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Sony has refined the focus system to deliver a close focusing distance of 27cm which adds product photography potential to an already versatile lens.
This sample image from Sony highlights both the crisp plane of focus that this lens achieves and the smooth de-focused elements both in front and behind the focal plane. The sense of perspective is heightened because of the 35mm focal length.
Professional Build and Controls
Sony G Master lenses are built for professional use and the FE 35mm f1.4 G Master is no exception. The lens has dust and moisture seals to withstand use in tough conditions. The lens also has many controls to make it easier to use:
- Focus Ring
- Focus Hold button – to lock focus and re-compose or to start continuous tracking focus. This button can be customised in the camera menu to allow fast access to a range of different settings.
- Focus Switch Manual / Autofocus
- Aperture ring with aperture scale
- Aperture click switch – this removes the aperture clicking into each stop for seamless f-stop adjustment ideal for video.
The smooth bokeh is another hallmark of Sony G Master lens production technologies. XA lens elements (Extreme Aspherical), improved surface finishing on the elements, and an 11 blade aperture, combine to remove aberrations within out of focus parts of the image for the smoothest blur possible. In the portrait below the bookcase backdrop and lighting elements in the room are outside the plane of focus but the highlights do not have distracting geometric shapes which are produced by lenses with fewer aperture blades.