Finally, the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 lens is official

Finally, the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 lens is official

Finally, the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 lens is official

Sony has officially announced the much-anticipated and long-rumored FE 35mm f/1.8 lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. It's a compact, midpriced f1.8 option optimized for both still and video shooting and created to be a high-end choice for APS-C cameras as well as full-frame models. Meanwhile, those looking for a fast Sony prime lens without breaking the bank had minimal offerings, until now, as they offered only f/1.8 lenses in 55mm and 85mm flavors.

That's not affordable - it costs about the same as Zeiss' 35mm f2.8 or Sigma's 35mm f1.4, now that the price of the latter has dropped.

The compact size and light weight of the full-frame 35mm prime makes it a good candidate for street photography or just when you want to travel light but still like having an f1.8 fast prime.

Netflix Is Adapting Cuphead Into a New Animated Series
Cuphead , with its lovely hand-drawn visuals, is one of the few games out there that lends perfectly to an animated adaptation. The news was announced via a tweet from game developer Studio MDHR , as well as an article from The Hollywood Reporter .

Built around 11 elements spread across 9 groups, the lens includes a single aspherical element to help combat spherical aberration and distortion. The 9-bladed aperture, meanwhile, combined with the bright f/1.8 maximum, create smooth bokeh and excellent subject isolation. And when it comes to manual focus, Sony says the lens has a linear response MF design, which should provide increased responsiveness and precision for manual focusing, despite the electrical focus-by-wire design. The SEL35F18F has an equivalent focal length of 52.5 mm along with a minimum focus distance of 22 cm (0.73 ft). But it does have metal construction, is dust-and-moisture resistant and focuses internally.

Conveniently placed customizable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus.

Recommended News

  • New York City announces parade for World Cup champions

    The parades generate literally tons of paper and other debris, the NYC Department of Sanitation says . The 2019 World Cup took place at Stade de Lyon in France and was attended by 57,900.

    Yankees, Red Sox Interested in Mets Pitcher Zack Wheeler

    Wheeler is a great target for the Red Sox if acquiring a starter is their main goal before the trade deadline. Picking up the hard-throwing Wheeler would similar to last season's acquisition of Nathan Eovaldi.
    Former United Nation aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys

    Former United Nation aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys

    Weak law enforcement has made Nepal notorious for sexual predators, with several arrests and convictions in recent years. His lawyer says they plan to appeal the ruling, because Dalglish was wrongly convicted.
  • British government plans to eliminate smoking by 2030

    British government plans to eliminate smoking by 2030

    Smoking in public places was banned in 2007, with compulsory plain packaging for cigarettes brought in back in 2016. The Government already had a goal to reduce smoking rates to 12 per cent in adults by 2022.
    'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' To Reveal Who Rey's Parents Are

    'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' To Reveal Who Rey's Parents Are

    Cal Kestis-one of the ultimate surviving contributors of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66-is now a Padawan on the run. The actress, who has played Jedi Rey in the most recent Star Wars movies, admits director J.J.
    Millions of Samsung users tricked by fake app

    Millions of Samsung users tricked by fake app

    The app store also offers the possibility to search for the app or game you want by the device they are compatible with. The app store provides thousands of apps to choose from, and the majority are free to download and use.
  • Disneyland fight: Police investigate mass family brawl filmed in California

    Disneyland fight: Police investigate mass family brawl filmed in California

    According to the Anaheim Police Department, everyone involved in the fight belongs to the same family. The preliminary video ran more than four minutes and earned more than 1.3 million views.
    What do you think about the Pixel 4 XL's bezels?

    What do you think about the Pixel 4 XL's bezels?

    The camera bump also resembles the leaked iPhone XI renders and has made fans furious thanks to its spectacular looks. The secondary camera might feature optical zoom, but there's no indication on what a third camera could be used for.
    Sooners RB Brooks cleared in Title IX case

    Sooners RB Brooks cleared in Title IX case

    Along with junior Trey Sermon, the Sooners are again set to head into 2019 with one of the conference's most potent backfields. Brooks came on strong last season, rushing for 1,056 yards and 12 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman.
  • PSG get tough with Neymar, Football News & Top Stories

    PSG get tough with Neymar, Football News & Top Stories

    However, fellow former Barca and Spain worldwide Lobo Carrasco believes Neymar's return would cause problems defensively. Barcelona, now embroiled in efforts to sign Antoine Griezmann, have yet to publicly express an interest in Neymar.
    ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ Actor Rip Torn Dies At 88

    ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ Actor Rip Torn Dies At 88

    He made his film debut in an uncredited role in the 1956 film Baby Doll , and went on appear in almost 200 movies and TV shows. Torn's publicist confirmed the tenured actor passed away on Tuesday US time at his CT home with his family by his side.
    UK's Labour shifts policy, now backs new Brexit referendum

    UK's Labour shifts policy, now backs new Brexit referendum

    In a major shift in policy Britain's main opposition Labour Party announced support Tuesday for a new referendum on a Brexit deal. Fifty-seven per cent said they would be hurt by plans for a 12-month work and residency limit on lower skilled immigrants.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.