Sony Announces New Full Frame 35mm F1.8 Lens 

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Sony has announced a new FE 35mm F1.8 lightweight lens. This lens brings the total number of Sony E-mount lenses to 52, 34 of which are full frame.

The lens, which has been designed to be a small and lightweight option similar to the FE 28mm F2, weighs only 280g (approx. 0.62 lbs) and will be a compact option for both full frame and APS-C cameras. It features a 9-blade circular aperture, a minimum focus distance of 0.22m, and a convenient focus hold button. It is also dust and moisture resistant, and has a quiet, linear-motor AF system.

The 35mm focal length is popular for a variety of subjects, from events to documentary photography, environmental portraits, landscapes, and more. With an equivalent focal length of approximately 52mm when mounted on an APS-C camera, it’s a versatile option for people running either or both formats. Its compact size also makes it easy to carry and balances well on the smaller mirrorless body options. 

The lens will be available for preorder as of Thursday, July 11th at a price of $799.99. 

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Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.