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Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS E-Mount Prime Lens

  • mfr: SEL35F18
  • SKU: SEL35F18
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Product highlights

  • Focal length: 52.5mm
  • Aperture range: f/1.8-22
  • Sony E-mount lens for NEX cameras
  • APS-C format sensor
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Extra-low dispersion glass 
  • 2 aspherical lens elements
  • Internal focusing
  • High speed, quiet linear focusing motor
  • Circular aperture

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS E-Mount Prime Lens

Sony's 35mm f/1.8 OSS Alpha E-mount Prime Lens is a powerful prime lens for Sony 35mm cameras. It is a compact, fixed focal length lens and offers a 35mm equivalent of 52.5mm. The quick, constant f/1.8 aperture makes this lens ideal capturing fast moving subjects with little blur or even for retaining crisp, sharp imaging in low light conditions.  A quiet linear motor controls focus while an in-lens stepping motor controls aperture. The two work in harmony in order to facilitate virtually silent lens action, a big advantage when shooting video. Direct Manual Focus is also featured which allows for fine manual focus control and is operable even in autofocus mode. Sony loaded this lens with Improved optics to combat spherical aberration and provide uniform contrast across the sensor.

Lens-Based Optical Image Stabilization

Gyro sensors built into the lens detect even the slightest movement, and the stabilization lens is precisely shifted to counteract any image blur that might occur. The use of precision, quiet linear motors and technology inherited from high-end Sony professional camcorders results in exceptionally quiet, effective image stabilization that contributes to high-quality movies as well as stills.

Extra Low Dispersion Glass (ED)

Sony's Low Dispersion technology is engineered to reduce chromatic aberrations, which becomes more of a problem as focal lengths get longer. By eliminating the tendency of light of different colors to focus to different points at the image plane. This means your images will come out crisp and clear, with less of a chance of defracting light into an unwanted rainbow of colors. Take shots exactly like you want, without any flare-up or blurring using this Sony SEL35F18 lens.

Internal Focusing (IF)

Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you're using a polarizing filter.

Aspherical Elements

Sony's aspherical lens design creates a more complex surface profile, while also reducing lens size and weight. Specially shaped aspherical elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, translating to high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. The design further ensures consistent imaging performance throughout the entire focal range, while delivering incredible sharpness up to the periphery of the image. 

Circular Aperture

The circular aperture of this Sony 35mm 1.8 e-mount lens creates pleasing natural Bokeh effects. While Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocused points of light. This lens overcomes this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops.

Smooth, Silent Operation

Both the motor controlling focus and the one that controls aperture are quiet, smooth and unobtrusive, ideal for shooting video.


Weight 5.5oz (154g)
Color Black
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Focal Length 35mm
Maximum Magnification 0.15x
Angle of view 44 degree
Minimum Focus Distance 11.88 inch 0.3m
Focus Type Auto
Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Fixed Focal Length 35mm
Lens Format APS-C Sensors
Lens Type Standard Zoom


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Ratings and reviews

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS E-Mount Prime Lens

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS E-Mount Prime Lens SKU: SEL35F18

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I’m A Prime Lens Lover It’s working great for me. Nice weight which is a big plus. Clarity & Sharpness right where I want it. Very pleased
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go to lens Good for the money. Small and light. Great results.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony Lens Review I'm very happy with the purchase. The background blur is excellent and I enjoy the photos/videos it produces.
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted This lens is very sharp for everyday use and is great for taking night photos. I am very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant APCR Prime Lens I love this lens!!! It works really well for low light and shallow depth of field shots. It's also one of my favorite lenses for landscape and cityscape shots. Keep in mind these photos were taken on an old Sony NEX-3N.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low light fun The challenge of low light photography is fun during the magic hour with this lens. Also lessons the burden of tripods in capturing interesting images “on the run”.
Date published: 2019-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent image quality I wanted a fast, prime lens for my α6500. I bought this lens after researching comparable E-mount lenses. Not only have I found the image quality to be excellent, but after less than 2 months I am less and less inclined to use the 16-50 zoom which came with my camera, even though it makes easier to take pictures.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens, but could be better This is a good lens, but I think it is overpriced. I bought this lens and it is a good quality lens good for video and photos. I find it better for video than photos because this lens can be a bit soft (might just be my copy don’t have another lens to compare it to). If I were to rate the sharpness out of 10 I’d give it a 7-7.5 depending on the circumstances. It is a good focal length for walking around, especially for street photography. It is a fast lens that creates creamy bokeh and has quick AF. The lens is a little bigger than the kit lens so it is compact and does not take up much room. Good size I would say. It is overpriced in my opinion, but for the money you are getting a compact small lens, good focal length, fast aperture for good bokeh, and OSS.
Date published: 2018-01-25
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