(Video above from SGNL shows the Sony NEX 6 and new e-mount lenses, including the 35mm f/1.8, which can be seen towards the end of the video)
For the last several years, Sony have been making some of the best mirrorless camera systems around, and their NEX lineup has been gathering more and more acclaim. Yet the achilles heel of the lineup has been the lack of quality native lenses. Now it seems that Sony are striving to address that issue and have released some new high quality e-mount lenses for the line, including the new 35mm f/1.8.
ePhotozine wrote up a nice review on the new Sony lens.
Here’s their verdict on the Sony e 35mm f/1.8 lens:
Although it seems this lens carries a bit of a premium price, the performance it delivers probably makes it worth it, for those who require it. Sharpness is very good from maximum aperture, and can even be considered as outstanding as the lens is stopped down.
Other optical anomalies, such as CAs, falloff and distortion are also kept well in check, plus the light weight and compact dimensions of the lens should make this an ideal addition to any serious NEX camera owners kit bag. The addition of optical stabilization can only enhance the appeal of this lens. (Read full review on ePhotozine)
Sony E35mm f/1.8 OSS Pros
Good build quality
Effective optical stabilisation
Sony E35mm f/1.8 OSS Cons
Maybe a touch expensive
Lens can struggle to focus accurately at distances shorter than half a metre
ePhotozine awarded the Sony e 35mm f/1.8 lens 4.5 out of 5 stars and gavie it “Highly Recommended” status.