Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 OSS
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Great lens to own for sony A6ooo
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Item # 158EL35F18 | MFR # SEL35F18
Recording the world around you, as you experience it, can be tricky. Lenses have their own characteristics, and they don't always match the way our eyes see things. Now, that can be a good thing; the ways in which lenses manipulate light and space make a huge artistic palette for the photographer. But sometimes you want the images you capture to be as naturalistic as possible. So having this Sony SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 in your camera bag is a great place to start. Its 52.5mm equivalent focal length captures the world in a manner similar to the way we humans experience it. And being a prime lens (one with a fixed focal length), its optics are simpler than zoom lenses and therefore superbly crisp and free of color fringing. Plus, the autofocus motor on this lens is whisper-quiet, making it a perfect choice for shooting video, as the noise won't be captured on your audio tracks.
With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this lens is very light-sensitive, and the shallow depth of field that the wide aperture presents is well suited to creating delicately blurred backgrounds for your tack-sharp foreground subjects.
Great lens to own for sony A6ooo
Anonymous, New York, NY
Average Customer Review(s):
Great lens to own for sony A6ooo
I put this lens on my A6000 and started taking professional quality photos instantly. The lifelike clarity/sharpness of this lens is nothing short of phenomenal. Auto focus is lightning fast, accurate, and silent. OSS works great. Video quality is superb even at only 1080p. The amount of light this lens captures just makes me laugh. You can take a picture in near dark at 1.8 and it almost looks like it was taken in the daytime. Take a longer exposure of the sky at night, when you can only see a handful of stars by eye, and you will be astonished by how many show up in the photo! I'm new to higher end photography gear and I'm having a blast with this new camera and lens. Do yourself a favor and skip the kit lenses. Put the money you save, by buying just the camera body, towards better lenses and you will be much happier. I got the 16-50mm kit lens and it is quite a bit of work to get decent quality shots out of it. Only downside to this lens is obviously the price.
Pros: Everything but the price
Cons: The price
Perfect for a 35mm lens, great range, hi IQ and really fast. Must get for a Sony A6000
Pros: Light fast good price
I was looking for a good prime lens to take portrait pics with my Sony A6000. I'm still new to interchangeable lens camera, so I wanted something cheaper. It came down between this and the SEL50F18. After doing a lot of research, it sounded like I might have issues with the SEL50F18 when taking indoor group photos (crowding). So, I chose this lense. I couldn't be happier. The camera takes crisp clear pictures with this lense. It also takes great pics in low light. I would highly recommend this lens.
Pros: Crisp clear pictures, size and weight, cost
I used it for a few shots with my NEX5N, solid performance in low light and I like the DOF it can provide compared to the kit lens. If you looking for a prime lens for your E mount camera, this is the one to consider
Pros: low light performance
Cons: Cost more compared to Sony 50mm prime, if you don't do need the reach in tight space should consider the 50mm with similar f stops
Very small in size and perfect for most of my shooting needs.
Pros: Small. Fast focus. Image stabilization. Best use with A6000 for fast focus and night shots.
Cons: Not as sharp as the 50mm 1.8
Great lens perfect match for the Sony a6000
Pros: Sharp lens, fast and great for lowlight
Cons: None that I can report
Works great with my a6000, fast and sharp, image quality is amazing even in low light.
I can't say enough how i really like this lens, had Nikons but the Sony f1.8/35mm Rocks! The only downside is the price cause it's too much for a prime lens but the photos really look stunningly vivid. I know that if it paired with the a6000, paired with proper settings this lens will do it's job. The lens is solid in material, like metal if you asked me no wonder they advertised the a6000 as moisture and dust free and the lens also goes with it. So good in low light, for my taste preference i usually go f2.8 for Bokeh effects and go tack sharp on f5.8 onwards.
Easy, sharp, fast - much better than the kit lens.
I received this lens promptly and used it during the Thanksgiving holiday. Excellent IQ and quite good in lowlight.
Pros: Good build quality. Superb glass.
This with crop factor produces 'normal' lens (50mm equivalent)--just what I wanted. Adds little bulk to my Nex 7, and is very sharp. Maybe not a $1000 Zeiss, but no one is going to tell the difference.
Pros: compact, sharp lens
Optics: The Sony SEL35F18 (E 35mm F1.8 OSS) prime lens is compatible with the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 52.5mm, and is recommended for a wide variety of photos, from snapshots to portraits. The bright F1.8 aperture makes it a good lens for low light situations.
Optical SteadyShot (OSS): Equipped with Optical SteadyShot (OSS), the lens compensates for blur caused by camera shake for normal handheld photography. OSS also reduces the reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in dark environments, which greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Hand-held Twilight and Anti-Motion Blur shooting modes. Optical SteadyShot gives you a 4-stop shutter speed advantage when activated.
Quiet Smooth Focus: The SEL35F18 has a high-speed linear motor controls the focus while an in-lens stepping motor in the actuator controls the aperture. The two motors work together to provide extremely quiet operation and smooth focusing, plus quiet and fluid aperture control. This makes them ideal for shooting video because it is unlikely any lens noise will be picked up by the microphone.
Lens Hood: The lens includes the ALC-SH112 Lens Hood to reduce flare and ensure maximum image quality. The lens hood should be removed when using the camera's built-in flash to avoid blocking the flash light. You can store the lens hood by mounting it onto the lens backward. When installed, the lens hood adds approximately 1-3/16" to the total length of the lens.
Focusing: The lens can be used with the NEX-series cameras in the auto-focus, Direct Manual Focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes in the camera menu.
Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions: Diameter=2.448", Length=1.972" (2.446"w/caps)
|Lens||E35mm F1.8 OSS|
|Angle of View||44°|
|Lens Construction||8 elements in 6 groups|
7-blade Circular aperture
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For awesome photo quality.[ Matthew Aug 30, 2017 ]
Highly recommend starter lens for e mount[ Uade Dec 30, 2016 ]
wanted an oss fixed lens for really great short range images[ JAMES Nov 23, 2016 ]
I chose this lens because of it being close to 50mm actual and its low light abilities. My wife is the picture taker and often takes pictures inside the house, so I'm hoping this will be a great lens for that.[ Kurt Feb 12, 2016 ]