Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Review

April 6, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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As Sony's full-frame mirrorless lens lineup has grown, there is a certain irony that as the company started on churning out some really, really good lenses, like the 12-24mm F4, the 24mm F1.4 and the eye-searingly sharp 135mm F1.8, a large portion of Sony's customer base was yearning for something much simpler. And much smaller. And cheaper. For a couple of years, "I just want a 35mm F1.8!" was one of the most oft-posted comments underneath our Sony lens coverage.
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The Sony FE 35mm f1.8 is a very good addition to Sony's 35mm full-frame lenses: It surpasses both its 35mm ZA siblings in optical performance but stays small and light, and has a reasonable price tag. It may not have the Bokeh of some larger aperture alternatives and I wish it would have less field-curvature around the APS-C-corner. But the nice magnification with very usable quality in close-up shooting and the multi-function focus hold button add up to an attractive package and makes Sony's new 35mm lens well worth a recommendation.
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With fast autofocus, a great build and the ability to capture very sharp images at even its widest aperture, this is a stellar addition to the FE lineup.
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The Sony FE 1.8/35 has been one of Sony’s most anticipated lenses. So can they live up to the expectations? Read on if you want to know.
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