Compact and lightweight
This compact, lightweight lens is a perfect match for E-mount APS-C as well as Super35 cameras, providing easy handling that is great for long handheld or grip-mounted shooting sessions. Spherical and aspherical elements combine to achieve stunning optical performance in a lens that is only 2-5/8 x 2-3/8” (66 x 57.5 mm) and weighs only 6.4 oz. (181 g).
Two linear motors give this large-aperture lens impressively fast, precise autofocus, and tracking performance for both stills and movies. AF and tracking are so responsive that the full speed potential of the camera in use can be fully realized so that even fast or erratically moving subjects can be reliably captured.
A versatile tool
An 11 mm field of view and large F1.8 aperture make it easy to shoot subjects against sweeping background with beautiful bokeh. That also makes this lens ideal for vlogging as the wide field of view helps capture all of the scene even when the camera is held at arm’s length.
State-of-the-art lens technology packed into this remarkable large-aperture ultra-wide lens reduces unwanted focus breathing and angle of view shifts when focusing. It also supports the breathing compensation function in compatible alpha cameras, further reducing unwanted angle of view shifts during focusing for smooth, high-quality movie footage.
Thanks to a refined internal focus mechanism, the lens’s length remains constant while focusing for ideal balance and handling. You can move in close to the subject, right down to the lens’s minimum focusing distance, and shoot movies or stills without being restricted by changing lens length.
Great focus control
For professional manual focusing feel and repeatable response, Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle manual control. Focus ring rotation translates directly to corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise when shooting stills and movies.