Sony Adds to G Master Line

The FE 35mm F1.4 G Master is the latest addition to Sony's full-frame lens series.

Sony Electronics, Inc., has announced the FE 35mm F1.4 G Master, the latest addition to its full-frame lens series.

When paired with an E-mount camera body, the lens offers Sony’s AF capabilities, perfect for a range of uses such as shooting landscapes, portraits and street photography for both stills and video.

“We designed the FE 35mm F1.4 GM to perfectly capture the moments that need to be saved forever,” says Neal Mankowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “With exquisite resolution and intelligent focusing technology — all in a small, lightweight design — this is an indispensable lens.”

The lens weighs 18.5 ounces and measures  3" x 3⅞". Two extreme aspherical elements effectively maintain excellent resolution throughout the image area. Thanks to an ED glass element and other optical refinements, the FE 35mm F1.4 GM performs well in difficult lighting by effectively suppressing chromatic aberration and purple fringing. 

The lens delivers an almost circular aperture thanks to its 11-blade construction. Spherical-aberration control at both the design and the manufacturing stages contributes to beautiful bokeh, a signature characteristic of Sony’s G Master lens lineup.

Two Sony XD Linear Motors provide the high thrust efficiency needed for precise AF and tracking. State-of-the-art control algorithms, developed specifically for the XD Linear Motors, improve control response and precision while minimizing vibration and noise for fast, smooth and silent AF performance. 

Advanced focusing can also be achieved when shooting at a high frame rate.

Linear Response MF ensures the focus ring responds to subtle control when focusing manually and is ideal for creative focusing effects when shooting video. The focus-ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise. 

The FE 35mm F1.4 GM offers an aperture ring with switchable click stops, a customizable focus-hold button and a focus-mode switch. The focus-hold button can be assigned to several other functions via a camera-body menu.

When mounted to an APS-C or Super 35 camera, the FE 35mm F1.4 GM can be used as a standard lens equivalent to 52.5mm full-frame equivalent angle of view. Additional video advantages include the de-clickable aperture, fast linear AF and linear response manual focus.

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

The FE 35mm F1.4 GM will be available in February and will list for $1,399.99.

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