**35mm Standard Wide-Angle Lens with VC and World's First 0.2m (7.9") Minimum Object Distance for Full-Frame DSLR Cameras**
Natural perspective and field-of-view for instinctive image capture.
Provides the ideal balance of performance and functionality to deliver unexpected opportunities for creative imaging.
A fast, primary standard lens for those who prefer wide-angle shooting.
Provides an equivalent focal length of 54mm on APS-C cameras.
Fluorine coating on the front element repels water and fingerprints
Moisture-resistant construction for shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions
Circular aperture for enhanced bokeh
**Even when used wide open at F/1.8 aperture, the lens provides outstanding image quality with maximum aberration compensation, thanks to optimal use of sophisticated glass materials and highly advanced optical design.
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD is a 10-element, 9-group construction, utilizing two molded glass aspherical elements, one LD (Low Dispersion) and one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) element.
Two of the aspherical elements effectively correct the field curvature to ensure planarity of the image plane, while efficiently compensating for spherical and comatic aberrations to achieve superb uniformity across the field with high-fidelity point spread reproducibility. Outstanding resolution is rendered from corner to corner and the sagittal comatic flare (a type of aberration that a point image at corners induces a comet tail-like blur), which tends to become prominently noticeable in night scenes, is corrected.
The LD and the higher grade XLD glass elements optimally compensate for chromatic aberrations, which tend to become particularly prominent in fast-aperture lenses in general, and deliver crystal clear images without any residual color fringe.
35mm focal length with fast F/1.8 maximum aperture and integral VC (Vibration Compensation) for full-frame DSLR cameras
The desirable maximum aperture of F/1.8 was chosen as part of the very challenging design goals which included achieving superb optical performance, minimizing the closest shooting distance and integrating VC functionality* while packaging those key attributes in a reasonably-sized barrel construction for better practical handling. Repeated performance simulations were conducted throughout the entire design phase to assure achieving the essential, fundamental property of a fast-aperture lens in full-frame format, namely the harmony between excellent resolving power and beautifully-tuned background blur (bokeh).
* The Sony mount model does not include VC, since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality.
Optimal relative illumination means no dark corners
Some fast-aperture lenses "vignette" or have darkened corners due to uneven light distribution. However, even at the full open aperture, the overall illumination level across the entire field is well balanced and optimized. Because there is a sufficient amount of corner illumination, photographers can enjoy making full use of the wide open aperture.