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Pre-order: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)

  
 
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Pre-oder: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM ($1,598)
Pre-order the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM!
(10am ET, Wed, April 21st)

B&H Photo | Explora Article ($1,598)



Sony FE 14mm F/1.8 GM Specs
  1. Focal Length 14mm
  2. Maximum Aperture f/1.8
  3. Minimum Aperture f/16
  4. Lens Mount Sony E
  5. Format Compatibility Full-Frame
  6. Angle of View 114
  7. Minimum Focus Distance 9.8" / 25 cm
  8. Maximum Magnification 0.1x
  9. Optical Design 14 Elements in 11 Groups
  10. Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
  11. Focus Type Autofocus
  12. Image Stabilization No
  13. Filter Size Gel Filter (Rear)
  14. Dimensions ( x L) 3.3 x 3.9" / 83 x 99.8 mm
  15. Weight 1 lb / 460 g



Overview:

A dynamic ultra wide-angle focal length with an especially bright design, the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM from Sony is a fast, versatile lens well-suited to landscape, nature, architectural, and astrophotography applications. Its extremely wide-but-usable perspective is complemented by the f/1.8 maximum aperture for excellent performance in low-light conditions and increased control over depth of field. The optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements and one super ED element to reduce chromatic aberrations, plus two XA (extreme aspherical) elements that significantly control spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. A Nano AR II coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.

An XD Linear Motor system uses two separate motors to provide quick and quiet focus, and also lends more responsive control for manual focus operation. A minimum focus of just 9.8" and an ultra-wide field of view opens a new world of deep perspective close-up photography. Also, the lens features a dust- and moisture-sealed design and fluorine-coated outer elements to support shooting in inclement conditions.
  1. As part of Sony's premium G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations. Additionally, these lenses feature robust and intuitive-to-handle physical designs to benefit both photography and cine applications.

  2. Versatile ultra wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras; however, it can also be used on APS-C models where it provides a 21mm equivalent focal length.

  3. Notably fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field.

  4. Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements, and one standard aspherical element, are incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, distortion and other spherical aberrations for a high degree of sharpness and accurate rendering.

  5. One Super ED element and two extra-low dispersion elements are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.

  6. Nano AR Coating II has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions. This updated coating is better suited for larger, curved elements and is especially adept at minimizing internal reflections.

  7. An XD Linear Motor system uses two separate motors, along with an internal focusing design, to provide quick, quiet, and precise autofocus and tracking performance. This design also contributes to more natural, intuitive Linear Response manual focus control and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for quick focus mode switching.

  8. Minimum focusing distance of 9.8" suits making dynamic close-up images.

  9. A focus hold button is present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select programmable settings.

  10. Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications. The ring also incorporates a locking "A" position for use in automated exposure modes.

  11. Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.

  12. Fluorine-coated front and rear elements resist dust, moisture, and fingerprints and are easy to clean.

  13. Filter holder is incorporated at the rear of the lens, within the lens mount, and accepts cut gel filters and a filter cutting template is included.

  14. Integrated petal-shaped lens hood helps to block stray light from causing lens flare and also affords some physical protection to the front element.






































Apr 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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Nokishita: Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM (leaked images)
Nokishita just posted images of the new Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens:
https://twitter.com/nokishita_c/status/1383159004638056449


Product image of Sony "FE 14mm F1.8 GM". It should be announced next week.#噂
"It should be announced next week"




















Apr 16, 2021 at 03:53 PM
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That really is mindblowingly small! Great job on Sony's part


Apr 16, 2021 at 03:54 PM
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Want to see how this one works out for astrophotography!


Apr 16, 2021 at 03:55 PM
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WestTexas Sky wrote:
Want to see how this one works out for astrophotography!


I bet it was made for that!



Apr 16, 2021 at 03:58 PM
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MF is fine for me on UWA's...but damn if the performance is there it'll still be tempting. Issue is I don't get chances to do astro very often, so not sure I'd benefit from f/1.8. And I agree with others the size looks great...typical of recent GM lenses.

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Apr 16, 2021 at 03:58 PM
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Guessing nearly half the weight of the Sigma 14 1.8. Kudos to Sony on this, what a great lens to have in the lineup


Apr 16, 2021 at 03:59 PM
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trogdon wrote:
Guessing nearly half the weight of the Sigma 14 1.8. Kudos to Sony on this, what a great lens to have in the lineup


They just need to release the FE 85/1.4 GM II (same rendering but way faster AF) + 200/2 + 300/2.8 lenses.



Apr 16, 2021 at 04:05 PM
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Ill reserve judgement on size until we see the vignetting performance.


Apr 16, 2021 at 04:11 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
They just need to release the FE 85/1.4 GM II (same rendering but way faster AF) + 200/2 + 300/2.8 lenses.


And some tilt-shift too



Apr 16, 2021 at 04:14 PM
 


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Fred Miranda wrote:
They just need to release the FE 85/1.4 GM II (same rendering but way faster AF) + 200/2 + 300/2.8 lenses.


Accent on "same rendering".




Apr 16, 2021 at 04:27 PM
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Wow. Don't think I'll be able to resist this one.


Apr 16, 2021 at 04:46 PM
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Use of filters?
Would have preferred a 15/16mm with a flat front element...



Apr 16, 2021 at 04:54 PM
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Hmm, just as I bought the 12-24mm GM, but I think, I will keep the zoom for now, although I'm mostly a prime user. I find the range of the zoom useful for some city scapes, whereas this prime is more for astro and low light. I rarely do astro, so f/2.8 is doable. But if I sell the 12-24, the 100-400 GM will be my only remaining zoom. The CV and DN primes are dominating everything else. Anyway, it seems like a phenomenal lens to some, and it's impressive with its size. Such lenses tend to compensate vignette for compactness and overall image quality. One could make a "full" GM/1 G prime kit; 14, 24, 50, 135 or 14, 20, 35, 85.

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Apr 16, 2021 at 04:54 PM
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HelBen85 wrote:
Use of filters?
Would have preferred a 15/16mm with a flat front element...


Probably will have an accessory kit.




Apr 16, 2021 at 04:56 PM
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My wallet and 16-35mm GM are very thankful that this did not include a screw-in filter thread! Lens looks great though if you don't use filters!


Apr 16, 2021 at 04:58 PM
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I just bought the 12-24 gm last week but it looks like it might be going back this thing is tiny and most likely lighter in size. Definitely what I'm looking for. Now it all comes down to cost which I'm guessing will be 1800 but I'm hoping less.


Apr 16, 2021 at 05:03 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
They just need to release the FE 85/1.4 GM II (same rendering but way faster AF) + 200/2 + 300/2.8 lenses.


Bet they can make the 85/1.4 GM II alittle smaller as well.



Apr 16, 2021 at 05:19 PM
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Flare resistance and the ability to render sunstars at say f/8...and I might pull the trigger & sell a few of my CV primes. I don't use filters much at that wide of a FL anyways. We'll see. This thing on the A7RIV for landscapes sounds like a tempting combo.


Apr 16, 2021 at 05:25 PM
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Very impressive how small they got it (someone did an overlay with the 12-24/f4 and it's ~3/4 the size), but I still wish it were a 16mm f1.8 with non-bulbous front element and threaded for filters. Hopefully that's still in the pipeline though.


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