Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G SEL40F25G
(From Sony lens literature) Sony Electronics Inc. has announced the addition of three new G Lenses to its impressive E-mount line-up – the FE 50mm F2.5 G (model SEL50F25G), FE 40mm F2.5 G (model SEL40F25G) and FE 24mm F2.8 G (model SEL24F28G). All three lenses deliver high image quality and beautiful bokeh in a lightweight and compact design, perfect for photographers and videographers needing high image quality combined with easy mobility.
The three lenses are all the same size (2.68 in diameter x 1.77 in), all have the same filter diameter (49mm) and are almost all the same weight (FE 50mm F2.5 G 6.1 oz, FE 40mm F2.5 G 6.1 oz and FE 24mm F2.8 G 5.7 oz), allowing the user to easily switch between all three lenses when using a gimbal without needing to rebalance each time.
High Resolution in a Compact Design
The FE 40mm F2.5 G combines the high image quality of a G Lens with a compact and lightweight form factor. The image quality is achieved by state-of-the-art optics using aspherical elements and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, delivering high resolution and suppressing color fringing from corner to corner, even from the widest aperture, with a shallow depth of field. The FE 40mm F2.5 G includes 3 aspherical elements (does not include an ED element). The stunning bokeh of the G lenses is achieved with the optimization of a circular aperture and is delivered at the widest point of each lens
The FE 40mm F2.5 G has a minimum focus distance of 0.28m (AF) / 0.25m (MF) and maximum magnification of up to 0.20x (AF) / 0.23x (MF). Particularly for movie shooting, 40mm is the preferred angle of view as it corresponds to the natural field of vision. For stills, 40mm allows subjects to stand out against backgrounds.
High Operability and Reliability
All three lenses feature a focus hold button, focus mode switch, aperture ring, and aperture click switch for ideal operability. The focus hold button is customizable from the camera menu and can be assigned based on users’ preferences. The aperture ring provides an intuitive and direct feel, compared to operating the aperture from the camera body. The aperture also provides switchable click stops that can be turned off for movie shooting using the aperture click switch. Furthermore, with Linear Response MF, the focus ring responds precisely and linearly when focusing manually, so control feels immediate and intuitive, directly reflecting the intent of the photographer and allowing delicate focus adjustments.
The aluminum exterior ensures a premium, sophisticated finish and provides increased strength and durability. The lens is also designed to be dust and moisture resistant* to ensure usability in any outdoor environment.
Fast, Precise and Quiet Autofocus
The FE 40mm F2.5 G features two linear motors to deliver fast, precise AF with excellent tracking performance which is maintained despite instantaneous changes in subject motion - making the lens ideal for tracking moving subjects. The AF is also quiet, so works for both still and movie shooting.
Pricing and Availability
The FE 40mm F2.5 G will be available in May 2021 and will be sold for approximately $600.00 USD and $800.00 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.
* Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G SEL40F25G
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