|E||The lens is designed only for Sony APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|PANCAKE||Compact and lightweight pancake lens.|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||82.9° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||5 elements in 5 groups, including 1 ASPH|
|Closest focusing distance:||24 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Stepping (Sony E)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø62 x 23 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||49 mm|
The lens barrel is compact, lightweight, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The focusing ring is not physically coupled with the focusing mechanism and works electronically (focus-by-wire) - turning of the ring actuates an electric motor that moves the focusing group of the lens to the proper position to achieve sharp focus.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 49 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The lens is compatible with ultra-wide adapters VCL-ECU1/VCL-ECU2 which "turn" this lens into 12 mm and fisheye adapters VCL-ECF1/VCL-ECF2 which allow 180 degrees angle of view at effective focal length of 10 mm.
|Camera||Sony NEX-7||Sony NEX-5|
|Sensor size||23.5×15.6 mm||23.5×15.6 mm|
|Distortion||-2.26 %||-0.49 %|
|Vignetting at F/2.8||-3.05 EV||-1.9 EV|
Typical Application1) Full to mid-body portraits
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 616 KB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 721 KB|
Alternatives (AF, 14..18 mm)
|Samyang AF 14mm F/2.8 FE (Bower, Rokinon, Walimex Pro)||2016||⊗|
|ZEISS Batis Distagon T* 18mm F/2.8||2016||⊗|