The FE 35mm F2.8 ZA is designed for Sony's A7 and A7R full frame mirrorless models, on which it offers a classic moderate wide angle field of view. It will also work on Sony's APS-C / NEX E-mount cameras, offering a 52.5mm-equivalent angle of view (although users of these cameras will likely be better served by the E 35mm F1.8 OSS). It uses a linear stepper motor for silent autofocus, and at just 120g / 4.3oz, is one of the smallest and lightest full frame lenses around. The lens exterior features dust and moisture resistant seals and an aluminum finish.
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Lens (Full Frame E-Mount)
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- 35mm focal length
- 52.5mm equivalent on APS-C cameras
- F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
- Linear motor autofocus
- .35m/1.15' minimum focus
- 49mm filter size (included hood is threaded for 40.5mm filters)
- Compatible with Sony full frame E-mount and NEX cameras
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||35 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony E (NEX)|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Special elements / coatings||3 aspheric elements|
|Minimum focus||0.35 m (13.78″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||120 g (0.26 lb)|
|Diameter||62 mm (2.44″)|
|Length||37 mm (1.46″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (internal)|
|Filter thread||49 mm|
|Filter notes||Lens hood accepts 40.5mm filters|
|Hood product code||ALC-SH129|
Are the new Sony full frame FE lenses compatible with existing NEX cameras?
I'm in the market for a premium lens for my NEX-6, and so am interested in whether I should be buying FE lenses instead now, so that if I ever decide to upgrade to full frame Sony mirrorless in the future (which I think I probably would like to do), I wouldn't have to buy (as many) new lenses again.