The newest addition to Sony’s E-mount lens lineup is available in the Middle East and Africa markets as of April 2021.
Sony Middle East & Africa further expands its E-mount lens lineup with the introduction of the FE 14mm F1.8 GM (model SEL14F18GM) – a compact, large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle lens that allows users to capture new perspectives, especially when shooting landscapes, architecture, starry skies and interiors.
The new FE 14mm F1.8 GM features a compact optical design, measuring just 83mm x 99.8mm and weighing just 460g (approx.), with advanced optical technology.
The 14mm F1.8 has 14 elements arranged in 11 groups, including one aspherical and two ‘extreme’ aspherical elements, as well as ED (extra-low dispersion) and ‘super’ ED glass to suppress chromatic aberrations. Sony’s ‘Nano AR Coating II’ helps prevent flare and ghosting when shooting into or around bright light sources.
In addition, its precise XA elements, a 9-blade circular aperture mechanism and optimally managed aberration allow the FE 14mm F1.8 GM to produce background without the undesirable onion-ring effect.
Using two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors, focus can be acquired and maintained even when shooting with narrow depth of field at F1.8, giving professional shooters the reliability they need to get the job done in challenging conditions. Moreover, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM enables quiet AF with minimal vibration for smooth focus transitions.
The new lens also features several advanced and versatile 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. The FE 14mm F1.8 GM also features Linear Response MF for direct and precise manual focusing. An aperture ring that allows intuitive aperture control is also included. For added creative freedom, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM includes a rear filter holder that accepts standard sheet-type filters for ND, colour correction, soft filter, etc.
The lens has weather-sealing and a fluorine coating on the front element to repel water and oil. It also has a built-in petal hood that blocks extraneous light that can cause flare and ghosting.
The FE 14mm F1.8 GM is available in the Middle East and Africa from April 2021.