Sony will expand its E-mount lens line-up with the release of the FE 14mm f/1.8 GM (model SEL14F18GM) lens next month.
Angled view of the new Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens. (Source: Sony.)
Designed for Alpha cameras with full-frame sensors, this compact, large-aperture, ultra-wide angle lens allows users to capture the world with new perspectives, especially when shooting landscapes, architecture, starry skies and interiors. The optical design of the new lens consists of 14 elements in 11 groups and includes XA and Super ED glass elements with two ED glass elements for high resolution throughout the image area. Sony’s Nano AR Coating II effectively minimizes flare and ghosting. Autofocusing is driven by two XD Linear Motors, which provide fast and quiet AF with minimal vibration for smooth focus transitions. The new lens also features several advanced control options including, a focus hold button, a focus mode switch and a focus ring to ensure smooth, efficient operation in a wide range of shooting environments.
A dust and moisture resistant design provides the reliability needed for challenging conditions. The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants. The rear element is also fluorine coated to keep that surface clean when changing the rear filter. The lens also has a built-in petal hood that effectively blocks extraneous light that can cause flare and ghosting. The FE 14mm F1.8 GM will be available in Australia from late May 2021 at an SRP of AU$2299.00. Click here for full product details.