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Hands On With The New Sony Ultra-Wide 11mm f/1.8 APS-C E-Mount

With the new Sony 11mm f/1.8 lens, creatives can count on a unique focal length that delivers fast and sharp results. We connected with a select group of creatives who have tested the new lens. Katrin Eismann, Jessica Hirsch, Bob Krist and Mahesh Thapa all had the opportunity to try it out for their work – see the images they created below and read their reviews. For more information and to pre-order the new Sony 11mm f/1.8 lens, click here.

We connected with a select group of creatives who have used the new Sony 11mm f/1.8. See their images and read their reviews.

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Photo by Bob Krist. Sony Alpha 6600. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/30-sec., f/5, ISO 125

“The 11mm is a terrific, tiny ultra-wide lens great for ultra-wide angle low light situations and twilight shooting. Along with the new 10-20mm f/4 G PZ and the 15mm f/1.4 G, these three lenses have breathed new life into the APS-C format. They are precisely what serious APS-C shooters like me have needed. And the usefulness of these lenses to video shooters with full frame cameras cannot be underestimated because the APS-C crop on full frame video looks so great. This will make the zoom, especially useful for outdoor work where you usually have plenty of light and don’t need the super low light capabilities of Sony full-frame.” – Bob Krist

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Photo by Jessica Hirsch. Sony ZV-E10. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/320-sec., f/2.8, ISO 100

“I like the 11mm focal length for overhead table shots. It’s such a unique ultra-wide-angle lens that is SO sharp and can produce amazing bokeh with an aperture of f/1.8.” – Jessica Hirsch

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Photo by Katrin Eismann. Sony Alpha 6600. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/125-sec., f/9, ISO 100

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Photo by Katrin Eismann. Sony Alpha 6600. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/2500-sec., f/2, ISO 100

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Photo by Katrin Eismann. Sony Alpha 6600. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/2500-sec., f/2, ISO 100

“Go wide or go home! This is a very dramatic focal length that can be used to create surprising images with a unique point of view. The 11mm lens can be summed up in one word - FUN! Being able to focus so closely and still have a shallow depth of field is a creative game-changer. The 11mm encourages you to see differently.” – Katrin Eismann

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Photo by Mahesh Thapa. Sony Alpha 6600. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 2.5-sec., f/8, ISO 100

“This fast ultra wide is great for expansive views of the Milky Way. Its fast aperture, sharpness and lack of distortion were standout aspects for me.” – Mahesh Thapa

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Photo by Bob Krist. Sony Alpha 6000. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/320-sec., f/1.8, ISO 100

“Their great optics, tough construction all say pro, but their size and lightweight says 'toys.' That’s a great combination in my opinion. In many lines of photography, NOT looking like a pro is a help (travel, photojournalism, documentary) and nothing calls more attention to yourself than huge heavy lenses. But when you can get these kinds of results from these tiny optics, it allows you to be much more discreet and less intimidating to your subjects. All three of these lenses will have a place in my kit, especially for video.” – Bob Krist

“I loved playing with forced perspective and how close I could get and still have the subject be in focus. The human eye does not see like this, which makes this a super fun lens to work with. The angle of view with f/1.8 in a small package makes this a great lens for creative video and photography.” – Katrin Eismann

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Photo by Jessica Hirsch. Sony ZV-E10. Sony 11mm f/1.8.

“I’m just in awe at how well these lenses performed. My expectations given that they were APS-C lenses (and not full frame) were somewhat tapered going into the shoots but the results far exceeded them.” – Jessica Hirsch

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Photo by Mahesh Thapa. Sony Alpha 6600. Sony 11mm f/1.8. 1/6-sec., f/8, ISO 100

“It is a great ultra wide prime especially for architecture and astrophotography. In one of my images, you can see how the vertical lines were rendered perfectly.” – Mahesh Thapa

“All the lenses are super light, with outstanding edge to edge sharpness which makes them ideal for travel, walkabout, video, vlogging and drone work. The size, weight, performance, and sharpness of these lenses allow photographers and videographers to achieve professional results with a super lightweight kit.” – Katrin Eismann

“This trio of lenses is actually the perfect setup for an APS-C shooter who wants the convenience of a wide range in the zoom, but will occasionally need to go into low light situations and still get those wide perspectives. And the thing is, all three of these lenses put together still weigh less than one big full frame large aperture lens.” – Bob Krist

For more information and to pre-order the new Sony 11mm f/1.8 lens, click here.

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