Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master Lens

Compatible Cameras:  Sony Venice/ FX9/ FX6/ FX3/ FS7/ A7s Series/ NEX Series

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Sony FE 14mm f1.8 GM lens

f1.8
Auto/ Manual Focus
High resolution lens (noticeably sharper than Canon L-Series)
Daily rate: £39

Recommended Accessories

Clip-on Matte Box £15
Lanparte Follow Focus (requires cog) £25

Our Thoughts:

The Sony 14 mm GM F1.8 lens is very high quality and very fast it’s an ideal portrait lens if you’re having to work in low light conditions and with cameras like Sonys A7S Mark 3, FX six, FX nine, and FX three you can almost shoot in the dark and it’s also designed to work perfectly with the sophisticated auto focus systems on these cameras.

As a high-functioning large aperture lens for both stills and video, the Sony FE 14mm f1.8 is a welcome addition to the ever-reliable G Master lens range. It features an upgraded optical design that incorporates two extreme aspherical elements, as well as one Super ED element. In short, this guarantees full edge-to-edge high-resolution image capture in any and all shooting environments. The 9-blade aperture further affords an aesthetic bokeh quality, whilst two XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motors ensure rapid, accurate, and near-silent autofocus and tracking. The active reduction of sagittal flare is an impressive new feature for stargazers and astrophotographers, whilst the aforementioned autofocus performance lends itself to high-end video capture. This full-frame 14mm f1.8 lens has the ability to switch between shooting landscapes, starscapes, dynamic portraiture, and video capture with ease. Whilst the lightweight, compact, and well-balanced design lends itself to all day, everyday shooting.

Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master Lens Key Features:

  • High-functioning, large-aperture, and ultra-wide G Master prime lens
  • Corner-to-corner resolution guaranteed all the way to f1.8
  • Full-frame lens suited to landscapes, starscapes, portrait, and videography
  • Impressive close-up performance with a wide angle of view
  • Active reduction of sagittal flare suits astrophotography
  • Lightning-fast focusing system suitable to various forms of video capture
  • Rapid and near-silent AF via 2 XD Linear Motors
  • Nano AR Lens Coating II actively minimises internal reflections
  • 9-blade aperture affords aesthetic bokeh quality
  • Consists of 2 Extreme Aspherical elements (XA) and one Super ED element
  • Further utilises 2 Extra-Low dispersion elements (ED)
  • Reliable dust and moisture resistant design
  • Lightweight, balanced, and compact construction

Expanded Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master Lens Key Features:

Advanced Optical Construction

The Sony FE 14mm f1.8 G Master lens consists of multiple lens elements to ensure crisp, sharp, and colour-accurate imagery. This includes two XA (extreme aspherical) elements, two ED (Extra-Low dispersion) elements, one Super ED, and one aspherical element. This may sound complex, however, the inclusion of these intricate optical elements ensures outstanding resolution every time you release the shutter button. You are guaranteed corner-to-corner high-resolution and a stunning bokeh quality via the circular 9-blade aperture. This makes the 14mm f1.8 ideal for landscapes, starscapes, portraits, and even videography. The wide angle of view is also great for experimenting with close-up perspectives and dynamic framing.

Rapid Action Response

This G Master lens incorporates two XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear Motors for fast-action autofocusing. When compared to more conventional lenses, the 14mm f1.8 provides superior accuracy, speed, and a much quieter focusing system. By doing so, you will never miss a shot with this large aperture wide-angle lens. When shooting video, rapid AF can be a real lifesaver; capturing precise details and adding serious production value to your content.

Nano AR Coating II

To fight the frustrations of shooting in strong sunlight and intense backlighting, Sony have added a Nano AR Coating II to the lens element surface. This has the desired effect of minimising internal reflections to ensure that flare and ghosting are no more. As this FE lens is such a powerful multi-functional prime lens, the addition of Nano AR is a real game-changer in light-sensitive shooting scenarios. These include shooting landscapes at dawn/dusk, portraiture under natural light, studio shooting, and various forms of astrophotography.

Pro-level Ergonomics

As with all Sony G Master lenses, you are presented with a stylish, tactile, and well-balanced lens barrel construction. The Sony FE 14mm f1.8 is also dust and moisture resistant, which lends itself to tricky shooting scenarios both indoors and outdoors. When securing this lens to a compatible camera system, you will notice the easily accessible controls and textured focusing ring. By combining this with its 460g weight, it is clear to see how the 14mm f1.8 has been tailor-made for all day, everyday shooting.

Product Specification

Aperture blades 9
Lens mount Sony FE
Camera Lens Type Wide-Angle Prime
Focal length (tele) 14
Focal length (wide) 14
Included Accessories Front cap, rear cap, filter template, lens case
Max aperture – tele 1.8
Max aperture – wide 1.8
Size 83 (D) x 99.8 (L) mm
Weight (g) 460

New Kit and latest Covid 19 update

New Kit 2021

Cameras:
Sony FX9, Sony FX6, Sony FX3, Sony a7s III

Lenses: 

Richard Gale Optics Clavius PL F2 Full Frame Primes 4 Lens Set

Sony FE 12-24mm f2.8 GMSony FE 14mm f1.8 GM, Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM,

Sony FE 35mm f1.4 GM, Sony FE 50mm f1.2 GM, Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM

Monitors:
Atomos Shogun 7 SDI/HDMI, Atomos Ninja V Pro Kit SDI/HDMI

Lights:
Astera NYX RGB Bulb Kit, Nanlux Evoke 1200W LED Light, Aputure Light Storm LS 600D Pro,
Aputure Light Storm C300D MK II

Other:
DJI RS2 Pro Combo Gimbal, Blackmagic Web Presenter

Covid 19 Update

As of 19 July 2021 all restrictions are lifted in England and now we leave it to the production to apply their own rules when coming to our premises.

We’re leaving hand sanitisers around the building and thermometer at the entrance for general use if wanted.

We suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines.

You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines

 

We also will be keeping NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place for scanning.

SLV Team

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