Sony FE 135mm f1.8 G Master Lens

SonySKU: 4548736091924

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Product Description

Sony FE 135mm f1.8 G Master Lens

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • XA Element, Super ED and ED Elements
  • Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  • XD Linear Motor AF System
  • AF/MF Switch, Internal Focus
  • Two Focus Hold Buttons
  • Physical Aperture Ring, De-Click Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm

Fast Design and Advanced Optics
As part of Sony's esteemed G Master series, this lens is designed to achieve notably high resolution and sharpness through the correction of a wide variety of spherical and chromatic aberrations.

Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers a wealth of control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.

Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

One XA element is incorporated into the optical design, which features superior surface precision for effective control over astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other spherical aberrations.

Two extra-low dispersion elements, including one Super ED element, are featured in the lens design and help to reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing for improved clarity and colour neutrality.

A Nano AR Coating has been applied to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and colour rendering in strong lighting conditions.

Fast and Accurate AF
XD Linear Motor system and internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control.

A minimum focusing distance of just 2.3' renders a 0.25x maximum magnification for working with close-up subjects.

Two customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.

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Format 35mm full frame
Maximum Aperture (F) 2.8
Image Stabilization (SteadyShot) - (body-integrated)
Hood Type Petal shape, fixed type
Mount Sony E-mount
Teleconverter Compatibility (X2.0) -
Teleconverter Compatibility (X1.4) -
Zoom System Manual
Aperture Blades 9
Angle Of View (35mm) 122°-84°
Angle Of View (APS-C) 99°-61°
Circular Aperture Yes
Focal-Length (Mm) 12-24
35mm Equivalent Focal-Length (APS-C) 18-36
Minimum Aperture (F) 22
Lens Groups / Elements 14-17
Minimum Focus Distance 0.28 m(0.92 ft)
Maximum Magnification Ratio (X) 0.14
Dimensions (D X L) 97.6 x 137 mm(3-7/8 x 5-1/2 in.)
Weight 847 g(29.9 oz.)

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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