Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM E-mount lens review by Snegren

reviewer#46958 date: Oct-24-2023
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Nothing I own
price paid:RRP Netherlands
positive:Everything, this is a marvel of a lens
negative:No Optical Stabilization. When using IBIS and relatively long exposure times you may feel the edges of the image are not sharp. That is not the lens, that is motion blur as IBIS doesn't work so well in 14mm FL corners.

No hard infinity stop, awkward for astro photography.

The bulbous front element makes the use of front filters near impossible. Perhaps a dedecated filter holder for very expensive 150 mm filters will be made by 3rd party. Rear gel filters are a possibility but it appears cumbersome to me.
comment:Small, lightweight, super fast. Wide open performance is very good. AF/MF switch, manual aperture control possible with aperture ring on the lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.93 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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