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Sony - 35mm f/1.8 Prime Lens for Most NEX E-Mount Cameras - Black

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With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.

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    What's Included


    • Front lens cap and rear lens cap
    • Owner's manual
    • Petal-shape, bayonet-type lens hood (ALC-SH112)
    • Sony 35mm f/1.8 Prime Lens for Most NEX E-Mount Cameras

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (246 out of 250)

    Features


    Compatible with most Sony NEX E-mount cameras

    For use with your existing camera.

    Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

    Provides a 4-stop shutter speed advantage, producing crisp, blur-free images.

    High-speed linear motor and in-lens stepping motor

    Work together to offer quiet operation, smooth focusing and fluid aperture control when shooting movies.

    DMF (Direct Manual Focus) support

    Enables you to resume manual focusing directly after AF to facilitate fine focusing when shooting portraits with a shallow depth of field.

    Circular aperture

    Produces a pleasing circular, defocused effect in low-light shots or nightscapes.

    35mm focal length (35mm equivalent 52.5mm)

    Ideal for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, snapshots and portraits.

    0.15x maximum magnification

    For versatile shooting.

    f/22 minimum aperture and f/1.8 maximum aperture

    Ensure optimal light gathering.

    Optical design

    Reduces spherical aberration and coma, resulting in clean, sharp images.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 250 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Photography at its simplest

      Posted
      rashoop

      Haven't fiddled with this lens too much yet, but the little I have, I'm impressed, and already planning more photo-outings with it. Attached to my NEX-6, this provides a package that is just fun to use, especially with the camera set to A (aperture priority). The f/1.8 is fast, and means that this lens can take great images when light is low, and no flash is possible/allowed/desired. It also means great bokeh, and with the 35/f18 lens, it is beautifully blurred in the background, while your subject is incredibly focused, meaning the subject is what you look at - not so much the background. With its fixed focal length, you (the photographer) is the zoom. Move closer or further away to get the perspective you're looking for. Some have said (elsewhere) that the lens isn't the sharpest at f/1.8, but my limited experience with it so far hasn't revealed any issues. I've attached a couple of my first images I took with the lens; nothing artistic, but they do let you see bokeh (DoF or depth-of-field) and low-light capabilities. As I mentioned, I'm just looking forward to more time with this lens - and the NEX-6 as well...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Insanely good!

      Posted
      DarR
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was choosing between this and the sel28f20--- both had the same price, the latter being a full frame lens. This one, specifically has OSS. It's a perfect companion to my a6000. The sel28f20 does not have image stabilization. I love the DOF on this one and the light it brings in. Waaaaaaay better than the kit lens-- and I love prime lenses. I have the minolta nifty fifty f1.7 and the A mount adapter and that one is still good too, but on the a6000, it's a little to narrow. This one I think is the perfect walkaround lens and the build quality is decent-- not much different from the kit lens. But the images that I get from this is insanely good. I think this should be a staple lens for people on the Sony cropped mirrorless systems.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent speed and sharpness

      Posted
      Hjohnny
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I wanted another lens to carry around for travel, and looked at the Sony 18-105, read a lot of reviews and watched videos, and many of them mentioned the 40mm, as a fast, small, sharp lens. I finally decided that was the way to go. I took it on a 10 day trip, along with a zoom and a 12mm. The zoom never left the hotel, the 40mm did all but a few landscapes. It is great in many situations, much like the old 50mm that was on 35mm. You just reframe to get what you want out of it. The depth of field is fantastic stopped down or wide open. And the bokeh is quite nice. All in all very happy with the lens. Well balanced on the camera, and super sharp.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Prime Lens

      Posted
      MarinesDream2018
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this lens to take graduation photo's of my daughter from college. I love this lens with my Sony A6000! The images are crisp and clear giving a beautiful bokeh. The auto-focus can be a little finicky at times, but nothing that can't be overcome. The OSS is outstanding. Feel free to check out my shots on Instagram at marinesdream2018. Like I said "I love this lens!" For the price you can't beat it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect every day lens for E-mount

      Posted
      Matt
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Wow! This thing takes GREAT shots. I use it with my Sony a6000, and it almost never comes off! I would argue that the Sony 35mm f/1.8 is the must have lens for taking shots of people with the a6000. for someone just starting out, if you can afford it, get just the camera body and this lens. the kit lens isn't that great at all unfortunately :/ this thing is fast! also, the focusing works brilliantly on this thing. it's a little soft wide open but the colors are vibrant with little chromatic aberration. honestly, unless you're willing to spend $1k+, this is the lens I would recommend for your daily go to, pull out the camera and shoot lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Crystal Clear

      Posted
      EdEd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great lens. Nothing to complain about, as it does its job perfectly. My only nitpick is the manual focus is reeeeeeally slow and takes several full turns of the knob to get the focus where you want it, so stick to auto focus. Otherwise, this is the lens you want if you are taking pictures indoors and don't really have ideal lighting conditions, as the F1.8 lets in as much of the available light as possible, and the 35mm is great if you are less than 10 feet from your subject (I would use the 50mm if you are 10-20 feet from your subject). I use this for birthday parties with my family, which are usually at night and indoors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Prime Choice for SONY a6000 and a6000

      Posted
      stevenj2
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      I purchased at Best Buy along with an a6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. I found the 35 an essential walking around lens, as 35 and or 50 primes are the most recommended for first time lens upgraders. This lens in compact and light but finely not insubstantial, as it is designed for the APS-C sensors a6000, a6300 cameras - and not for the fine full frame SONY a7 series. I knew what i wanted based on another DSLR system and various lenses for it. If you are skilled at selecting focus modes and points, you can use it opened up fairly wide and get a sharp shot, or stopped down somewhat and get nice bokeh - which is contrary to what is commonly first though of as what fast lens does, but that is what good glass can do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic native lens that wont break the bank

      Posted
      Joshbrochelle
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'm relatively new to photography but i did a lot of research before purchasing this lens and i gotta say: it was worth every penny. I currently own an a6500 and this lens absolutely does the trick for me. Impressive auto focus (i know the camera helps too), great low light capabilities, and great bokeh all for under $500. I actually bought this after trying the canon 35mm f2 USM, and i definitely prefer this one, as well as the rest of sonys native line for aps-c cameras. Definitely check this one out if you get the chance.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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