Is it just me, or gear delays have become more common than ever? The new Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Master was supposed to start shipping in a few days. And now Sony Japan has published an announcement saying that we’ll have to wait a little longer after all.
Sony has officially announced its new wide-angle full-frame 35mm f/1.4 G Master lens for the Sony EF mirrorless mount – what Sony describes as a “small, bright 35 for breathtaking images” which incorporates “Sony’s most advanced technology”.
It will be a welcome addition to Sony’s lineup for those whose f/1.4 options thus far have been only the Sony Zeiss Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA, with a price towards which the new sony leans, or the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens which is a DSLR lens retrofitted to fit on Sony mirrorless cameras.
Earlier this year, Sigma announced nine Art lenses with native Sony E mount. Jason Vong tested three of them and compared them to native Sony counterparts in terms of sharpness, AF performance for photo and video, and form factor.
Jason visited Anime Expo and shot some videos and stills in this lens shootout, testing the pairs of 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.4. Let’s see his impressions and whether or not Sigma Art lenses can outperform their Sony counterparts.
The release of the new Samyang 35mm f1.4 autofocus lens for the Sony E mount system has grabbed everyone’s attention. Owning both this lens as well as the Sony Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4, I have been constantly asked to do a comparison review. In this comparison, I will go through everything showing the differences between the lenses.