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First Shots With The New Sony 35mm f/1.8

Photo by Matt Kloskowski. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Today Sony announced the addition of the 35mm f/1.8 to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up. Prior to its official launch, a select group of Sony Artisans Of Imagery and Sony Alpha Imaging Collective members had a chance to try out the new lens. Here are some of the images they created. Photos by Dane Isaac (@dane.isaac), Jane Kim (@_janekim), Matt Kloskowski (@mattkloskowski), Chris Orwig (@chrisorwig), Oveck Reyes (@oveck) and Jose Silva (@jnsilva).

Photo by Chris Orwig. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

“I had a ton of FUN shooting with the new 35mm f/1.8 as it is a lightweight powerhouse of a lens! This is one of those lenses that frees me up in so many ways. The small form factor and fast focusing make it feel nimble, quick and creative. It’s an incredibly versatile lens that’s great for photographing families, environmental portraits, architecture, street, travel, landscapes and close up details. The combination of being a 35mm with an aperture of f/1.8 allows me to craft a unique shallow depth of field when needed. The ability to focus really close to my subject opens up the chance to create macro shots. And then of course, being able to shoot f/22 to create a landscape or travel shot with a sunburst is awesome. Overall, this is the lens to get if you’re looking for a small, powerful and fun lens that begs you to carry it everywhere and capture what you see.” – Sony Artisan Chris Orwig

Photo by Jose Silva. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

“35mm is my favorite focal length to shoot at, because in my opinion, it’s the focal length with the most versatility. Portraits, landscapes, street, details – you can capture them all with the right 35mm. The first thing I noticed about this lens is how light it is, making it the perfect companion for my street excursions in NYC. After shooting with it for a few days, I was blown away by not only how fast it focused and how sharp my images were, but also by how smooth the bokeh was when I shot wide open. I’d highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a compact and efficient all-around lens to add to their arsenal.” – Jose Silva (@jnsilva)

Photo by Oveck Reyes. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Matt Kloskowski. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

“As a landscape and outdoor photographer, I’m used to shooting narrow apertures to achieve the largest depth of field. But shooting with a 35mm f/1.8 lens gave me a new world of creativity to work with. Shooting at such a wide aperture lets me really show off details (or a subject) in a scene, while still using the wide field of view to help tell the story of a larger scene. The lens is lightweight and sharp across the entire frame.” - Sony Artisan Matt Kloskowski

Photo by Jane Kim. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Dane Isaac. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Chris Orwig. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Jose Silva. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Oveck Reyes. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Chris Orwig. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Jane Kim. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

Photo by Jose Silva. Sony 35mm f/1.8.

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