Full Specifications and Features
- Sony E-mount
- 35 mm full-frame
- Focal Length (mm)
- 35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)
- Lens Groups / Elements
- Angle of View (35 mm)
- 63 °
- Angle of View (APS-C)
- 44 °
- Maximum aperture (F)
- Minimum Aperture (F)
- Aperture blades
- Circular Aperture
- Minimum focus distance
- 0.22 m (0.73 ft)
- Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
- Filter Diameter (mm)
- Image stabilisation (SteadyShot)
- - (body-integrated)
- Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)
- Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)
- Hood Type
- Petal shape, bayonet type
Size & Weight
- Dimensions (D x L)
- 65.6 x 73 mm (2-5/8 x 2-7/8)
- 280 g (9.9 oz)
What's In The Box
- Hood (model): ALC-SH159
- Lens front cap: ALC-F55S
- Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM
Full frame, fast, small and lightweight
Although this fast F1.8 lens weighs a mere 280 g (9.9 oz) and is just 65.6 mm x 73 mm in size, it offers outstanding image quality that makes it a great all-around choice for photography and moviemaking. It is a full-frame lens, but balances well with APS-C bodies, providing an equivalent focal length of 52.5 mm, which is ideal for portraits and snapshots.
High corner-to-corner resolution
An aspherical element is strategically implemented in this lens's advanced design to suppress optical aberration and achieve high resolution right out to the image periphery. Smooth bokeh is also available when needed, supported by a nine-blade circular aperture mechanism that contributes to natural-looking bokeh.
Reliable AF tracking for any situation
The narrow depth of field available at a wide F1.8 aperture makes focus critical. The quiet, fast response and high precision of this lens's linear-motor AF drive system ensure precise focus not only for stills, but also for movies where "wobbling" is employed for delicate continuous focus control.
Move in for impressive close-ups
A 0.22 m (0.73 ft) minimum focus distance and 0.24x maximum magnification make this lens useful for close-ups as well as general photography and moviemaking. High optical performance is maintained at close range, providing the quality needed to create stunning images of tabletop subjects, flowers and more.
Customisable focus hold button
A conveniently placed focus hold button not only offers easy focus hold control, but can be assigned to a variety of other functions from a menu accessed via the camera body. The focus hold button can be assigned to display grid lines to aid composition, adjust white balance and other functions that support efficient, versatile shooting.
Easy manual/auto focus switching
A focus mode switch that allows instant switching between auto and manual focus modes can be a great advantage when shooting subjects or situations that require fine manual focus adjustment.
Natural, linear manual focus response
Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise.
Dust and moisture resistant design
A dust-resistant and moisture-resistant design provides the reliability needed for outdoor use in challenging conditions.