Sony Introduces Its Widest Ever Prime: the 14mm f/1.8 G Master

Sony has just announced its widest full frame prime to date: the 14mm f/1.8 G Master lens. Surprisingly compact and lightweight, it seems ideal for astrophotography, landscape photography, interiors, and more.

Sony claims that this new, fast, ultra-wide prime lens has excellent sharpness from corner to corner “with little to no distortion.” At just 3⅜ x 4 inches (83 x 99.8mm), it weighs a mere 16.3 oz (460 g) and has a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches (24.9 cm). It features nine aperture blades and, being a GM lens, features dust and moisture sealing for shooting in challenging conditions.

There are two XD (eXtreme Dynamic) Linear Motors to ensure quick and accurate focusing which will be essential given how close it can focus. 14 elements — including two  XA (eXtreme Aspherical), one aspherical, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion), and one Super ED — sit in 11 groups. Its 9 aperture blades combined with “optimally controlled aberration” mean that Sony claims that this lens will produce “exquisite bokeh.”

Notably, alongside the autofocus toggle switch and customizable function button, there is also a switch to de-click the aperture ring.

Sony 14mm 1.8 GM

The lens will go on sale in May and will cost $1,598.

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Bryan York's picture

Looks like a very cool lens! Will definitely have to add it to my wishlist!