New views from a 14mm F1.8 masterpiece
This large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime lens offers G Master quality in an innovative design that is incredibly compact. Industry leading technology achieves breathtaking resolution plus exquisite bokeh even at maximum F1.8 aperture. Fast, precise AF plus extraordinary mobility and control give your creative imagination the freedom it deserves.
Eye-opening resolution even at F1.8
Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements in a G Master design achieve outstanding corner-to-corner resolution even at maximum F1.8 aperture. One Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and two ED glass elements thoroughly suppress color bleeding, while advanced overall optical design minimizes sagittal flare for ideal rendering of point sources.
Bright, ultra-wide, and incredibly compact
Precise aspherical elements including two ultra-precise XA elements in an innovative G Master optical design work with two of Sony’s state-of-the-art XD Linear Motors to achieve extraordinary performance in a remarkably compact lens that weighs just 460 grams. Take this lens everywhere and reshape the world with creative new perspectives.
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Beautifully rendered night skies
Advanced optics with a high-curvature XA (extreme aspherical) front element minimize sagittal flare when shooting starry skies and other night scenes. The large F1.8 maximum aperture allows low-light shooting without having to use extremely slow shutter speeds, while compact dimensions let you shoot anywhere with ease.
Clear, bleed-free color
Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that are effective in correcting for chromatic aberration are combined with a Super ED glass element that provides even stronger chromatic compensation for excellent contrast and precise rendering throughout the image area.
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Exquisite ultra-wide bokeh
With a 9-blade circular aperture mechanism and optimal application of two XA elements, this unique ultra-wide lens lets you emphasize subjects with dynamic close-up perspectives while creating beautiful bokeh in deep, expansive backgrounds.
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Nano AR Coating II maximizes clarity
The sun often ends up in difficult positions when shooting outdoors with an ultra-wide lens, sometimes causing unwanted flare and ghosting. Sony’s original Nano AR Coating II technology produces a uniform anti-reflection coating on lens surfaces, effectively subduing flare and ghosting in tricky lighting conditions.
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Dynamic close-ups with beautiful bokeh
Two XA elements and one aspherical element in a carefully designed optical system offer a minimum focus distance of just 0.25m, so you can move right in to shoot dynamic close-ups while taking advantage of the F1.8 maximum aperture to create extraordinarily beautiful background bokeh.
Precise, quiet AF for stills and movies
Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors rapidly and precisely position this lens’s large, heavy focus groups for fast, accurate, quiet AF performance that maximizes the speed potential of E-mount bodies. Quiet, low-vibration AF is a huge advantage when shooting movies, while compact mobility and fast response provide unrestrained creative freedom.
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Customizable focus hold button
A variety of functions can be assigned to the lens’s focus hold button from the camera body interface to suit individual shooting preferences. You could assign the Focus Magnifier function, for example, allowing fingertip control of focus magnification for pinpoint manual focus.
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Intuitive manual focus control
Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, similar to the response of a mechanical focus system. Control is immediate and precise, so your creative intent is manifest without delay.
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Aperture ring with click-stop switch
An aperture ring that allows intuitive aperture control is provided, with click stops that can be switched on or off as needed. Turn the click stops on for tactile feedback that lets you “feel” the stops, or off when smooth, continuous, silent aperture control supported by the lens’s XD Linear Motors is required.
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Outstanding reliability for any application
In addition to a fluorine coating on the front element that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, the rear element is also fluorine coated to keep that surface clean when changing the rear filter. A dust and moisture resistant design maximizes reliability when using this large-aperture ultra-wide-angle lens in challenging outdoor conditions.
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