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Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Full-Frame Lens (2021)

MSRP 1600 EURNeo score 80%Ext score 82%

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Product Overview

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is a fast ultra-wide full-frame prime lens for Sony's E-mount mirrorless cameras. Offering the widest angle of view among Sony's first-party lens lineup, the SEL14F1.8GM continues Sony's streak with a light and compact design, being considerably more portable than its competition.
That, however, does not mean that the FE 14mm F1.8 GM does not come with a complex optical formula. With 14 elements in 11 groups, including two extreme aspherical (XA), two extra-low dispersion (XD), and one Super ED elements, it is also one of the most compact full-frame lens with such a complex construction.
In terms of autofocus, Sony endows the FE 14mm F1.8 GM with two XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors that ensure smooth, swift, and silent focusing.
The bulbous front element makes it impossible for the SEL14F1.8GM to accept a screw-in front filter. However, the lens has a rear filter holder that makes up for this omission.
Like other recent Sony G and GM lenses, the new 14mm F1.8 comes with a customizable button and a declickable aperture ring.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Light and compact
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Low distortion
  • Low vignetting for this focal length
Cons
  • Lacks front filter thread
  • Not much better than the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM

What external reviewers found***

Ext 82% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Excellent sharpness in the center of the frame
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Compact and portable
  • Easy to use
  • Bright f1.8 focal ratio
Cons
  • Not as sharp as Sigma 14 1.8 Art
  • Some barrel distortion visible in uncorrected Raw images
  • Price per focal length
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Ultra Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Motor
Linear Motor
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
11 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 Super ED + 1 aspherical + 2 XA + 2 ED, Nano AR coating II groups

Dimensions

Size | Diameter
83 mm / 3.27 in
Size | Length
100 mm / 3.94 in
Weight
460 g / 16.25 oz

Function

Angle Of View
114.2° Diagonal | 104.3° Horizontal | 81.2° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.8 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
14 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.1x
Min Focus Distance
250 mm / 9.84 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2021-04-20
Model Name
SEL14F18GM

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master is a unique lens: their widest prime to date. It shares the honour of joint-brightest 14mm with the similarly-priced Sigma 14 1.8 Art. But unlike the Sigma, the Sony is a native mirrorless design that’s not only smaller, but less than half the weight. This makes it not just more portable but much more practical for shooting from a gimbal, drone or star tracker.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright f1.8 focal ratio
  • Wide field of view
  • Compact and portable
Cons
  • Not as sharp as Sigma 14 1.8 Art

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM is an excellent performer, especially given its ambitious optical formula. Close focus is available to 9.8 inches, giving you some freedom to lean in and get those shots with a huge, sweeping background behind diminutive subjects. In-camera corrections eliminate barrel distortion and a visible vignette from photos.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Excellent sharpness
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Some barrel distortion visible in uncorrected Raw images

digitalpicture[3]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
The Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM is not an inexpensive lens, but it is a great value. Despite only opening to f/2.8, the current Canon and Nikon 14mm lenses cost considerably more. The Sony lens also surpasses the Sigma lens's sharpness in the periphery.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness in the center of the frame
  • Compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras
  • 1 1/3 stop max aperture opening
Cons
  • Price per focal length

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-fe-14mm-f1-8-g-master-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-fe-14mm-f18-gm. 2021-06-07. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
3. ^ Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-14mm-f-1.8-GM-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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