The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony FE 35mm F1.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 73mm. The Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS with a length of 45mm, is 28mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 also has a larger diameter of 66mm compared to the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS's 63mm diameter.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS weighs 155g, 44% (125g) lighter than the Sony FE 35mm F1.8's weight of 280g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 has a filter size of 55mm whereas the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS has a 49mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 55mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Sony FE 35mm F1.8:
And these are the 49mm filters that we recommend for the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS:
Both the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 and the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Both lenses have the same focal range of
35mm and the fastest aperture of