|FE||The lens is designed both for Sony full frame and APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|GM||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|OSS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||34.3°-12.3° (35mm full frame)|
|22.8°-8.1° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||23 elements in 18 groups, including:|
|2 Super ED|
|Number of blades:||11|
|Closest focusing distance:||96 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Twin Linear + Super Sonic Wave Motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Stabilizer features:||Mode 1|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||No information|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø88 x 200 mm|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant barrel|
|Fluorine coating:||Front element|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
Design and Features
A member of Sony's G Master professional series of lenses designed with emphasis on high resolution and high quality bokeh.
The lens barrel is large, heavy, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
During autofocus operation, you can press the AF Stop button of the lens to temporarily pause autofocus. This lets you stop autofocus whenever any unwanted obstacle comes closer to the camera than the moving subject you are tracking. If the shutter button is still pressed halfway when the AF Stop button is released, autofocusing will continue as before. The AF Stop function also works in continuous autofocus mode. You can change the functions of the AF Stop button using the camera's custom functions menu.
The lens features focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose between the following focusing distance ranges:
|FULL||Full range of focusing distances.|
|3 m - ∞||Range of focusing distances suitable for shooting distant subjects.|
By setting the suitable focusing distance range, the actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 77 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
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).
A fluorine coating has been applied to the outer surface of the front lens element to repel particles of dust, water or oil drops for easier cleaning of the lens surface.
The lens uses two types of AF motors - SSM actuator moves heavy front focus group and double linear actuator moves rear lens group.
The lens features optical image stabilizer.
At the choice of the photographer the image stabilizer can operate in one of the following modes:
|Mode 1||Corrects vertical and horizontal camera shake. Mainly effective for shooting still subjects.|
|Mode 2||Corrects vertical camera shake during following shots in a horizontal direction. Corrects horizontal camera shake during following shots in a vertical direction.|
The lens stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
2 Super ED
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA, XGM) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The lens incorporates a floating system that provides correction of aberrations and ensures constantly high image quality at the entire range of focusing distances from infinity down to the closest focusing distance. Learn more