Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM ($1,398 from B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama) is an ideal lens for street and documentary photography offering a fast F1.4 maximum aperture, lightning fast autofocus and compact form factor.
As a G Master lens, it offers advanced optical design for well-corrected imagery with a high degree of sharpness and clarity. Two XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements and one extra-low dispersion element reduce a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion, and the optics are complemented by a Nano AR II coating that also suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast.
XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance in a compact form factor. It’s dust- and moisture-sealed design and fluorine-coated front lens element to support shooting in inclement weather.
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM measures 3 x 3.8″ / 76 x 96 mm (diameter x length)
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM tips the scales at 1.2 lb / 524 g
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM has a 67mm Front Filter Tread
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM includes customizable Focus Hold button, AF/MF Switch
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM is dust- and moisture-sealed for working in inclement weather.
There is no optical stabilization on this lens. Many Sony camera bodies have built-in sensor-shift stabilization.
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM features two XD Linear Focus actuators for extremely fast and precise focus tracking and responsive Eye AF.
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE:
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM minimum focus distance is 9.8″ (25 cm) and maximum magnification of 0.26x
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM has 11 rounded aperture blades for smooth, rounded bokeh
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM has a de-clickable aperture ring
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM covers full frame sensor and smaller.
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM features an advanced optical design of 14 Elements in 10 Groups including a series of XA, aspherical, Super ED, and ED elements, which combine to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness, accurate rendering, and notable color accuracy. An updated Nano AR Coating II has also been applied, which suppresses flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions.
IN THE BOX:
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM comes with front & rear lens caps, lens hood & a padded lens pouch.
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM has a street price of $1,398 USD
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM -vs- Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM ($1,398) and Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA ($998) both offer excellent optical performance but the GM offers considerably better corner sharpness. Thanks to its four XD Linear AF motors, the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM offers faster autofocus and much smoother bokeh due to use of two XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements. Sony dropped the price of the FE 35mm F1.4 ZA $600 after the release of FE 35mm F1.4 GM so the GM will set you back $400 more than its Zeiss brother.
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM -vs- Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM ($1,398) and Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art ($1,499) both offer excellent optical performance. The Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art is half a stop faster, but considerably larger and double the weight at 2.4 lbs. Thanks to its four XD Linear AF motors, the Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM offers faster autofocus and much smoother bokeh due to use of two XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements. Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art will set you back a hundred bucks more.
Sony has issued a partial recall of early production FE 35mm F1.4 GM lenses to re-secure the ornament plate. This explains delivery delays of the Sony 35mm F1.4 GM lens which allowed Sony to fix the issue before the current batch of lenses shipped to retailers.
Sony has recently become aware that the ornament plate for some of the E-mount lens FE 35mm F1.4 GM “SEL35F14GM” for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera α, may come off. However, this does not affect the optic performance of the lens.
Sony will offer free inspection and free of charge repairs for the affected lenses. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Applicable Model and Serial Number
E-mount lens FE 35mm F1.4 GM “SEL35F14GM” for Interchangeable Lens Digital Alpha Cameras.
To determine if your E-mount lens FE 35mm F1.4 GM “SEL35F14GM” Lens may be affected, click here to validate the serial number.
How to check the serial number
The serial number can be found on the model plate located at the bottom of the lens.
Period for Free Repair Service
Until March 31, 2024
For any questions, please contact your local Sony Service Centre. A list of the Sony Serivce centers can be found in the service center pages.