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Sony unveils compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens

By Cookie Monster - on 22 Apr 2021, 12:00am

Sony unveils compact FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens

The Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM ultra-wide lens weighs only 460g. <br>Image source: Sony

Sony just announced a new member in its E-mount lens lineup, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM (model SEL14F18GM).

The FE 14mm F1.8 GM has two XA (extreme aspherical) elements to maintain excellent resolution throughout the image area even at corners. This helps to enable its compact and lightweight design of 460g, which is significantly more portable than the 1.17kg Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens. 

There are also two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element and one Super ED glass element for optical refinements, suppression of chromatic aberration, and delivery of excellent contrast and precise rendering at all apertures. 

Sony's original Nano AR Coating II technology helps to maximise clarity by subduing flare and ghosting when shooting in challenging lighting conditions. With a minimum 0.25mm focus distance, precise XA elements, a 9-blade circular aperture mechanism, and optimially managed aberration, the FE 14mm F1.8 GM can take stunning background bokeh without the onion-ring effect. 

The FE 14mm F.18 GM offers precise and quiet autofocus for stills and videos, thanks to the use of two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors. Other features include a dust and moisture resistant design, a fluorine coating on the front lens element to repel water, oil, and other contaminants, and on the rear element to keep the surface clean when changing rear filters, and a built-in petal hood to block extraneous light that may cause flare and ghosting.

You can get the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens at selected retail shops and online stores from May. Pricing is unavailable at the time of publication.

Source: Sony

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