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Sony SAL-35F14G 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical G Series Standard Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera
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- The angle of view provided by this focal length is one of the most comfortable and versatile on both 35mm full frame format and APS-C format cameras, and with that, this lens can be used for anything from close-ups to landscapes.
- With its superb optics and large f/1.4 maximum aperture, this is one of the finest fast 35mm lenses in its class.
- Glass-molded aspherical lens improves optical stability and precision. Focus hold button locks autofocusing for full creative control
- Auto clutch to stop manual focus ring rotation, wide focus ring for a solid feel in manual focusing
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||petal hood|
|Compatible Mountings||Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Focus Type||Screw drive from camera|
|Item Dimensions||2.72 x 2.72 x 2.99 inches|
|Item Weight||1.12 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.30 m|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.4|
|Maximum Focal Length||35|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Style Name||35mm Lens|
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The Sony SAL-35F14G lens is a fast, high-quality wide-angle lens that features aspherical design to correct for distortion, reduce spherical aberration, and achieve sharper image quality.
From the Manufacturer
35mm F1.4 G Prime Lens
With its superb optics and large F1.4 maximum aperture, the SAL135F14G is one of the finest fast 35mm lenses in its class. I n addition to no-compromise G Lens construction and quality throughout, it features an optical design that includes an aspherical lens element that contributes to consistently superior, low-distortion image quality right up to the F1.4 maximum aperture.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
Aspherical lens elements
Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.
Focus hold button
Once you’ve adjusted focus to where you want it, pressing this button on the lens barrel will keep the lens locked to that focusing distance. The preview function can also be assigned to this button through the camera’s custom settings.
The distance encoder plays an integral part in ADI flash metering, which delivers high precision flash metering that is unaffected by the reflectance of subjects or backgrounds. The distance encoder is a lens component that directly detects the position of the focusing mechanism, and sends a signal to the CPU in order to measure distance to the subject. During flash photography, this data is very useful in calculating how much flash output is appropriate to the scene.
Rear focusing elements
Only the rear groups of the optical system move to focus the lens, which allows for speedy AF operation and a shorter minimum focusing distance. Since the front of the lens does not rotate, operability is improved when shooting with a polarizing filter attached.
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The lens is small for a 1.4 lens: a little longer than Minolta 50/f1.7 but probably more than twice as heavy and feels very well put together. All in all a dwarf in size compared to the Minolta 85mm 1.4. All in all a very good lens in a nice package that allows it to be carried around without fuss.
The meh stuff for me is stuff the can not be held against the lens: many time I still prefer the 50mm FOV along with less wight.
So why buy a 35mm F1.4 prime for an Aps-c camera? Well you may disagree but I like the portrait shots it gives me. And with the a33 in video mode you have no control over the aperture, the camera uses all the light and adjusts the frame speed and ISO automatically so to get decent inside video you need more glass. With the 50mm I have to stand too far back to pick up the sound. (I have a directional mike that mounts on the camera)
Plus it's only a matter of time before FF cameras become affordable for us mere mortals and then I'll upgrade and keep all my glass.
The smaller (and cheaper, if you can find it) Minolta 35mm f/2 will deliver an edge in sharpness at f/2, but it does so in a more clinical fashion...and it won't go to f/1.4.
The best lens I can compare this to is the 100mm f/2 Minolta lens, which explains why it is even rarer still.
There's probably a reason why there are none of these for sale used here.