Measuring 63mm in diameter and 73mm in length, and with a 55mm filter thread, it’s the lightest lens in its class at just 280g. With 11 elements in 9 groups, the optical construction includes an aspherical element to help suppress distortion, while a 9-bladed circular aperture promises attractive bokeh. The minimum focus distance is 22cm, affording approximately quarter life-size magnification, and the barrel sports both a focus hold button and an AF/MF switch. Finally outdoor photographers will be pleased to hear that it boasts a dust and moisture-resistant design. The FE 35mm F1.8 is due on sale in August for £630.
July 11, 2019