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Sony 35mm F1.4 G / SAL-35F14G

Sony 35mm F1.4 G / SAL-35F14G
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137 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of Sony 35mm F1.4 G / SAL-35F14G. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

On average, users rate this product 92/100 and experts rate this product 62/100.

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G SAL-35F14G Review


The majority of people who are interested in this lens will be looking at its performance wide open at ƒ/1.4, and in this regard, we have a hard time recommending a $1,300 lens. Sharpness performance is quite soft, and chromatic aberration is high;

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Szymon Starczewski (

Sony 35 mm f/1.4G


The Sony lenses being on offer come from different sources. One part of them consist of completely new constructions, sold from the very beginning under the Sony make; another part is a result of the cooperation between Sony and the legendary Zeiss...

quite solid body ; low distortion level ; mild astigmatism ; good against the light performance ; low vignetting while working on the A100 small sensor ; very good focusing motor

Jul, 2009

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G


The Sony 35mm f/1.4G is one of those lenses that survived from the old Minolta era. The original design dates back to 1987 - the early days of the Minolta AF SLR system. The current incarnation is basically identical to the Minolta AF 35mm f/1.4G RS...

To G or not to G is the question and the answer is ... no. The Sony 35mm f/1.4G may offer lots of creative potential thanks to its ultra-large max. aperture but technically it is not an overly impressive lens especially in relation to its very steep...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Sony G Series 35mm f/1.4 G Standard Lens - SAL-35F14G


The ultimate standard DSLR lens -- with ultra-bright f1.4 performance. With its 35mm-equivalent 52.5mm focal length, this superb lens closely reproduces the natural angle of vision of the human eye -- making it ideal for both general photo-imaging and...

In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot image stabilization system of the Sony α (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens captures bright, steady images even working with hand-held camera in very low light

Jun, 2006

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Way underrated. It's a gem.


The sony 35mm 1.4 G must be their most underrated lens. Granted at 1.4 things look a little hazy. But anything above 1.4 is truly a joy to look at. Best bokeh I have seen from a 35 for a dslr. It is really smooth and creamy. Not to mention at f1.7 or...

Mar, 2014

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Surprise, surprise


Yes, it is a bit heavy and expensive for a 35mm, but you get what you pay for. And good glass is heavy. I first played with this lens at the Sony Store here in NY City about three months before I decided I had to have it. Now, half the time when I go...

Jul, 2013

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G SAL-35F14G review by edwardkaraa


This lens is much better that what the MTF make you believe. It has obviously not been designed for macro work, so results up close are not very sharp, though quite artistic. At infinity, it is very sharp across the frame by f/5.6 and is very suitable...

Center and corner sharpness, bokeh, 3D, color, size

Price, resolution dip in zone B, above average corner CA

Feb, 2011

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G SAL-35F14G review by David Hwang


I used to use Canon EOS 5D. I really loved 24-105L, which I think is a great lens except for its distortion characteristics.

35mm with f1.4 aperture, build quaility


Aug, 2010

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G SAL-35F14G review by jerome


Seeing the SLRGear test of this lens, I had to post a review of my own.

nice bokeh, no coma

chromatic aberrations, resolution is lower in mid-field than in the corners

Jul, 2010

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Sony 35mm f/1.4 G SAL-35F14G review by touristguy87


This is a decent lens, mostly plastic yet decently-made.

can't really ask for more from a $300 prime

not nearly flat-sharp at wide-open

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
Mounting type:Bayonet

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:11.811 / 9.06
Component for:MILC/SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):63
Fixed focal length:1.378
Image sensor format:Full frame
Image Stabilizer: No
Lens mount interface:Sony A
Lens structure:5/6 / 8-10
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/8 / 5/6
Lens Type:Wide
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:1.4
Number of aspheric elements:1
Number of diaphragm blades: / 9

Other Features

Carrying case:
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.99 x 2.72 x 2.72
Magnification:0.2 / 0.25

Packaging Content

Lens hood:


Compatible products:Digital SLR
Maximum magnification:0.2

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:2.717 / 2.76
Filter size:2.165 / 2.17
Length:2.05 / 2.992
Weight:17.990 / 18 / 6