Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G Review

April 29, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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The Sony FE 40mm f2.5 G is a simple but highly compelling lens. I found it immediately appealing and surprisingly refreshing, ideal for anyone who finds 50mm a bit too long for general use but feels 35mm is either too wide or not wide enough.
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The Sony FE 40mm f/2.5G is the middle lens in Sony’s new series of compact full frame mirrorless lenses. For anyone fed up of the front-heavy feel of Sony’s big, heavy zooms, its perfect, completely changing the balance and feel of the camera. Like the other two primes in this new series, it’s small and light, and has an aperture ring which can be de-clicked for video. These three lenses are even the same size and weight (near enough), and share the same 49mm filter thread.
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Sony is paying attention to a neglected focal length with its slim FE 40mm F2.5 G ($599.99). It's an especially small prime, built for travel and packing light, with an angle of view that's just a bit narrower than a 35mm lens. An aluminum barrel, weather protection, and tactile controls add to its appeal, as do optics that are sharp and focus close.
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