IR: Sony 14mm f/1.8 Review

Fast wide glass is always very interesting for astrophotography, but it can also be helpful for other forms of low/limited light photography. By all accounts, the Sony 14mm f/1.8 is a great lens that continues to show Sony’s skills when it comes to designing nitch high-end glass. Imaging-resource just posted its full review of the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM which you can read here or you can skim the summary below:

The lens is a fantastic ultra-wide prime that exhibits great sharpness and impressive control over aberrations. In addition to performing better than the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens, the Sony 14mm f/1.8 GM is smaller, significantly lighter and similarly priced. If you own a full-frame Sony mirrorless camera and you want or need a fast ultra-wide lens, the Sony 14mm f/1.8 GM is the lens for you.

What I like most:

  • Very good build quality and design
  • Impressively compact and lightweight given its focal length and maximum aperture
  • Outstanding image quality
  • Decisive autofocus
  • Competitive price

What I dislike:

  • Doesn’t accept a front filter (this is a bit nitpicky)

  • Great lens, but definitely a niche one

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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