Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM Lens

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There's a Lot to Love About This Lens,
And No Real Issues

Sony 35mm f/1.8 Lens - Angle View A member of Sony's ‘Easy Choice’ lineup, providing photographers at all skill levels exceptional value, condensed and lightweight, the DT 35mm f/1.8 weighs only 170g, a great addition to lens kit bag and taken with you with no noticeable weight increase. Being similar to a 50mm lens (mounted on an SLR film camera) focal length mounted on a Sony APS-C sensor body, this lens is just right for capturing snapshots and portraits during a wide variety of shooting situations. The big f/1.8 maximum aperture size is definitely an advantage for hand held photography in poor light.

At only 0.23 meters, this DT 35mm f/1.8 features the smallest minimum focus distance in its class, creating the perfect choice for extraordinary close-up shots too. No matter what the shot is, the built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) directly drives the group focusing while ensuring responsive and fluid AF operation.

A sharp lens center to edge, while featuring smooth defocusing in part due to its huge f/1.8 maximum aperture with a circular aperture layout At just 0.6 meters, making the minimum focusing space the smallest in its class, while the SAM motor engineering ensures effortless AF operation. The optical and mechanical feature quality of the lens makes it suitable for serious shooting while more than be suitable for intermediate through advanced users.

There's a lot to love about this lens, and no real issues, technical or mechanical flaws. It should be a no-brainer buy for anyone owning a Sony APS-C DSLR camera.  Aug 29, 2011.  Announced: Jul 27, 2010 ✓


• Design optimized for DX-format Sensors
• DX-format has 52.5mm Equivalent
• Large f/1.8 Maximum Aperture
• Easy Choice Series Lens
• Compact & Lightweight Only 6 oz (170g)
• Minimum Focus 9.05" (0.23m)
• Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM)
• Focus Mode switch
• 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length35 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Sony Alpha  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F1.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Total Elements 6  
Number of Groups 5  
Minimum focus distance 0.23 m (9.06")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.2 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Rear  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight170 g (0.37 lb)  
Lens diameter 70 mm (2.76")  
Overall length 52 mm (2.05")  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 55 mm  
Filter annotations does not rotate on focus  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

• Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM Lens
• Front Lens Cap
• Rear Lens Cap
• Solid-circular Lens Hood
• 1-Year Warranty


Sony 35mm f/1.8 Lens - Angle View

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Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5