Sony’s recent announcement is sure to spark feelings of joy and lust with their latest lens offering – the 35mm F1.4 G Master. Whether you’re a street photographer, event photographer, or portraitist, news of a 35mm G Master lens has undoubtedly searched the couch cushions looking for some extra change to put towards this lens. And yes, you will need to plan this one out – here’s what we know so far.
Tech Specs – Via Sony
- MOUNT: Sony E-mount
- FORMAT: 35 mm full-frame
- FOCAL LENGTH (MM): 35
- LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS: 10-14
- ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM): 63°
- MAXIMUM APERTURE (F): 1.4
- MINIMUM APERTURE (F): 16
- APERTURE BLADES: 11
- CIRCULAR APERTURE: Yes
- SIZE AND WEIGHT: 3 x 3.88″ (76 x 96 mm); 18.5 oz (524 g)
Why It Matters
The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 G Master is a major addition to the G Master line of full frame Sony lenses. The G Master name is synonymous with Sony’s pro-line of camera equipment and with it comes to some expectations. Photographers can look forward to a compact, well-constructed lens designed for Sony’s high-resolution cameras. It’s 11 blade aperture promises to capture beautifully round bokeh (that blurred out part of the images) without losing any sharpness. Lastly, the FE 35mm F1.4 G Master will undoubtedly take full advantage of Sony’s advanced autofocusing capabilities as this lens is built for their XD Linear Motors.
The 35mm is a must-have for street and documentary photographers as it provides a “normal field of view” or what many says mimics the field of view of the human eye. I personally love the 35mm focal length because it can provide interesting perspectives and capture more of a scene without having to deal with vignetting or distortion – yes, I still hate spending too much time in post-production.
Price and Availability
The new Sony FE 35mm F1.4 G Master will be available this February and will set you back $1399 (MSRP). You can check out the full specs, sample images, and more here.