Sony India makes today memorable for itself as well as for its fans by extending the G Maser Fill-Frame lens series. The new addition is nothing but FE 35mm F/1.4 GM which masters in delivering premium quality images, beautiful bokeh effects, and more. However, the overall design is extremely compact as well as lightweight. Pair with Sony’s E-Mount camera bodies, this FE 35mm F/1.4 GM could be the best for a wider range of photography and videos too.
Mukesh Srivastava, Digital Imaging Head at Sony India said, “At Sony, we are opening up a new world of possibilities and fill it with emotion through the power of creativity and technology. The FE 35mm F1.4 GM perfectly captures the moments that deserves to be cherished forever,” He added further, “With superb resolution and intelligent focus technology in a small, lightweight design, this is an indispensable lens that does not compromise on picture quality.”
Coming to the features one by one –
>> Superlative resolution in a compact lens for stunning contrast and breath-taking images
Sony’s advanced optical design and manufacturing technology brings extraordinary resolution, gorgeous bokeh, and precision focus performance to a compact lens that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Weighing a mere 524 grams and measuring 76 mm dia. x 96 mm with a filter diameter of Φ67mm, the FE 35mm F1.4 GM boasts advanced optical technology that delivers stunning contrast and superb resolution. Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements effectively maintain the resolution throughout the image area. The compact 35mm lens is not only mobile and manageable but also performs admirably in difficult lighting. An ED glass element and other optical refinements effectively suppress chromatic aberration and purple fringing for breathtaking results.
>> Beautiful bokeh for broad expressive capability for both stills and video
The FE 35mm F1.4 GM delivers an almost circular aperture thanks to its 11-blade construction – a rare level of quality for a mobile lens. Painstaking spherical aberration control at both the design and the manufacturing stages contributes to beautiful G Master bokeh that makes subjects really stand out. Two innovative XA elements allow for impossibly impressive close-ups with smooth, creamy background bokeh. The combination of F1.4 maximum aperture and the flexibility to choose the perfect shooting distance (minimum focusing distance of just 27cm with a maximum magnification of 0.23x in autofocus mode) allows for ultimate control and stunning bokeh when shooting both stills and video.
>> Fast, smooth and advanced autofocus for enhanced imagery and creative effects
Two of Sony’s XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors provide the high thrust efficiency needed for precise AF (autofocus) and tracking which results in outstanding resolution at any distance. State-of-the-art control algorithms, developed specifically for the XD Linear Motors, improve control response and precision whilst minimising vibration and noise for fast, smooth and silent AF performance. Advanced focusing can also be achieved when shooting at a high frame rate. Linear Response MF is ideal for creative focusing effects when shooting video as it ensures the focus ring responds to subtle control when focusing manually. The focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise.
>> Professional control and reliability with focus hold button and dust & moisture resistant design
The FE 35mm F1.4 GM offers full professional control, with a focus hold button i.e. a focus mode switch to support smooth and efficient operation. An aperture ring with switchable click stops can be turned off for movie shooting, and when used on an APS-C camera or with a Super 35 angle of view, it can be used as a standard lens equivalent to 52.5mm, making the FE 35mm F1.4 GM the perfect choice for creating videos. The focus hold button can be assigned to several other functions via a camera body menu, providing direct access to functions that are vital to photographers and videographers alike. Its dust and moisture resistant design and a fluorine front element coating repel water, oil, and other contaminants.
The FE 35mm F/1.4 GM is already available from 4th February across all the Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, ShopatSC platform, and other major electronic stores. It costs Rs.1,64,990.