Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Ultra Wide Angle Lens Introduced

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Ultra Wide Angle Lens Introduced

As expected, Sony recently unveiled the FE 14mm F1.8 G Master lens, which was tentatively announced about a month ago. According to the manufacturer, this full-frame mirrorless lens is characterized by high resolution and minimal geometric distortion throughout the frame, so it is well suited for shooting landscapes, architecture, starry skies and interiors. At the same time, the lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight for its category. In particular, it is two and a half times lighter than the similar Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens, introduced in 2017 and which, according to Sigma, became the first lens with this combination of focal length and maximum aperture.

The manufacturer notes the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master’s proprietary Nano AR Coating II, which helps prevent flare and ghosting when shooting near bright light sources.

The diaphragm control ring can rotate smoothly or in steps. There is also an AF / MF switch and a configurable button to save the focus position, which can be assigned to another function of your choice. The lens is weatherproof. The protective cover on the front element prevents contamination. The use of threaded filters is not possible, but the mount has a slot for film filters, and a template for creating filters of the correct size and shape is included in the package.

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Lens Specifications:

focal length – 14 mm; aperture – f / 1.8 – f / 16; optical design – 14 elements in 11 groups, including Super ED element, aspherical element, 2 XA elements and 2 ED elements; the minimum focusing distance is 0.25 m; the maximum magnification is 0.1x; the number of aperture blades – 9; focusing – automatic (using a built-in linear drive) and manual; diameter – 83 mm; length – 100 mm; Weight – 460 g.

Sales of new items will begin in May at a price of $ 1,600.

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master Ultra Wide Angle Lens Introduced

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