Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is a member of Sony's GM series of lenses. GM stands for G Master and represents the top of the line lenses on the Sony E mount line-up. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
GM Series Lenses in Sony E Mount
Reasons to Buy Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| AF/MF Switch on Lens
| Aperture Ring
| Breathing Correction with Supported Cameras
| De-click Switch
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
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Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is compatible with cameras that have a 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.
Sony A7C Mark II with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Lens
Sony A7CR with the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 100mm. It weighs 460g / 16.2 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM and Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM has a fixed focal length of 14mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 21mm.
The Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Lens Breathing Correction Compatibility
The Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is compatible with Sony cameras that features Breathing Compensation/Correction. This feature adjusts the size of the frame dynamically in-camera during video recording by applying a certain percentage of crop in order to minimize change in framing.
Sony cameras that has the Breathing Compensation/Correction feature are:
Optical Image Stabilization
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.1x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.1x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Prime type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F16.
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 Super ED
- 1 aspherical
- 2 XA
- 2 ED
- Nano AR coating II
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM comes with a built-in petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
What's in the Box of Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM:
Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Front Cap Sony ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap Lens Case Filter Template Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Official Video
Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is available in Black color.
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