Large-aperture 15-mm F1.4 G Lens
With stunning G Lens rendering and expressive F1.4 bokeh, this 15-mm wide-angle prime lens for APS-C bodies can deliver dynamic perspectives and expression. In a compact lens that weighs just 7.8 oz (219 grams) you get outstanding resolution right out to the image edges, with minimal focus breathing when shooting movies.
Sony lens technology cancels aberration
An innovative optical design that includes three aspherical elements corrects field curvature and aberration for outstanding resolution throughout the lens’s wide 15-mm field of view. One ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element and one Super ED glass element further suppress chromatic aberration and effectively reduce peripheral colour fringing.
Breathtaking close-up bokeh
This lens’s 0.17-m minimum manual focus (0.2 m when using AF) and 0.15x maximum magnification (0.12x when using AF) let you get close to the subject while producing beautiful bokeh. Shoot close-up subjects against deep background bokeh for truly memorable images. Impressive close-up capability is an advantage for movies as well as stills.
Compact and lightweight design
A design that maximizes the benefits of aspherical elements and the short mirrorless flange back distance delivers stunning optical performance in an APS-C format lens that is only 2.62 x 2.74 in (66.6 x 69.5 mm) and weighs only 7.8 oz (219 g). A great choice for wide-angle landscapes, architecture, interiors and snapshots in general.
Two linear motors for amazing AF
Two linear motors deliver fast, precise AF with superb tracking that maximizes camera-body performance to capture decisive moments in street snaps and similar subjects. Fast, precise, quiet AF with superb tracking is a huge advantage for movies as well as stills.
Natural, linear manual focus response
For a professional manual focusing feel and response, Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle manual control. Focus ring rotation translates directly to a corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise when shooting stills and movies.
Stable movies with minimal breathing
State-of-the-art lens technology packed into this remarkable large-aperture ultra-wide lens reduces focus breathing and angle-of-view shifts when focusing to facilitate high-quality movie recording and smooth, refined expression.
Switchable aperture ring click stops
An aperture ring provides intuitive control plus the fast response required for professional applications. It also includes a switch that turns the aperture click stops on or off: ON for tactile feedback when shooting stills, or OFF for seamless, silent control when shooting movies.
Customizable focus hold button
The focus hold button is customizable from the camera menu. Assign a function you use frequently such as Focus Magnifier, for example, then the right-hand fingers holding the camera can maintain a stable grip while the left thumb turns focus magnification on or off.
Easy manual/auto focus switching
The manual/auto focus mode switch enables instant switching between manual and auto focus modes, allowing instant response to changing shooting situations and focusing needs.
Smooth handling for movie shooting
Thanks to a refined internal focus mechanism, the lens’s length remains constant while focusing for ideal balance and handling. Consistent balance plus small size and low weight also make gimbal balancing easy.
Dust- and moisture-resistant design
A dust- and moisture-resistant design provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions.
|Focal Length (mm)
|35 mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)
|Lens Groups / Elements
|Angle of View (APS-C)
|Maximum aperture (F)
|Minimum Aperture (F)
|Minimum Focus Distance
|0.66 ft (AF), 0.56 ft (MF) (0.20 m (AF), 0.17 m (MF))
|Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
|0.12 (AF), 0.15 (MF)
|Filter Diameter (mm)
|Image stabilization (SteadyShot)
|Teleconverter compatibility (x1.4)
|Teleconverter compatibility (x2.0)
|Petal shape, bayonet type
|Size & Weight
|Dimensions (D x L)
|2.62 x 2.74 in (66.6 x 69.5 mm)
|7.8 oz (219 g)
|What's In The Box
|Hood (model): ALC-SH171 ,Lens rear cap: ALC-R1EM ,Lens front cap: ALC-F55S ,Case: