Sony’s New Full-Frame Lens is a Traveler’s Dream

Sony continues to expand its lens line up with the arrival of the new FE 35mm F1.4 GM, the newest addition to its acclaimed G Master full-frame series.

Perfectly suited for everything from landscapes to street photography, the new Sony FE 35mm F1.4GM delivers first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh in an extremely compact and lightweight design, making it ideal for travel. The FE 35mm F1.4 GM promises to be popular with Sony’s E-mount users thanks to advanced focusing capabilities that make it perfect for a wide range of uses, including shooting landscapes, portraits, and street photography, both stills and video.

Sony’s advanced optical design and manufacturing technology brings extraordinary resolution, gorgeous bokeh, and precision focus performance to a compact lens that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, and which weighs a mere 524 grams. The FE 35mm F1.4 GM boasts two XA (extreme aspherical) elements that effectively maintain superb resolution throughout the image area, while an ED glass element and other optical refinements effectively suppress chromatic aberration and purple fringing for breathtaking results.

The FE 35mm F1.4 GM delivers an almost circular aperture thanks to its 11-blade construction – a rare level of quality for a mobile lens. Painstaking spherical aberration control at both the design and the manufacturing stages contributes to beautiful G Master bokeh that makes subjects really stand out.

Sony continues to expand its lens line up with the arrival of the new FE 35mm F1.4 GM, the newest addition to its acclaimed G Master full-frame

In addition, two of Sony’s XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors provide the high thrust efficiency needed for precise AF (autofocus) and tracking, resulting in outstanding resolution at any distance, while state-of-the-art control algorithms, developed specifically for the XD Linear Motors, improve control response and precision whilst minimizing vibration and noise for fast, smooth, and silent AF performance. Advanced focusing can also be achieved when shooting at a high frame rate.

The FE 35mm F1.4 GM also offers full professional control, with a focus hold button, focus mode switch to support smooth, efficient operation. An aperture ring with switchable click stops can be turned off for movie shooting, and when used on an APS-C camera or with a Super 35 angle of view, it can be used as a standard lens equivalent to 52.5mm, making the FE 35mm F1.4 GM the perfect choice for creating videos. The focus hold button can be assigned to several other functions via a camera body menu, providing direct access to functions that are vital to photographers and videographers alike.

The new lens also boasts a dust and moisture resistant design and a fluorine front element coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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