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This incredibly compact and lightweight ultra-wide-angle 11mm APS-C prime offers dynamic perspectives¹, corner-to-corner sharpness, naturally rendered bokeh and large F1.8 aperture. Fast, precise, quiet AF, optical design for refined movies shooting and rugged reliability make it ideal for still and video content creators alike.
Ultra-wide-angle 11 mm large F1.8 aperture prime for stills and movies
With an 11 mm (35mm full-frame eq: 16.5 mm1) focal length for dynamic images and a large F1.8 aperture for deep bokeh, this 6.5 oz. (181 g) APS-C format lens has the mobility you need to capture stunning still and movies anywhere. It also features two linear motors for fast, precise AF that supports both stills and movies.
Large F1.8 maximum aperture for deep, naturally rendered bokeh
A large F1.8 max. aperture delivers expressive, naturally rendered bokeh in deep, impressive images. 0.4 ft (0.12 m) minimum focus and 0.2x magnification² let you get close to the subject while producing beautifully defocused backgrounds. Precisely controlled spherical aberration and a 7-blade circular aperture contribute significantly to the lens’s sensational bokeh.
High resolution throughout an ultra-wide field of view
Innovative optics deliver high resolution right out to the image edges. Optimal placement of three aspherical elements ideally correct field curvature for excellent resolution throughout the image area. Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements effectively suppress chromatic aberration and color fringing for superb image quality.
Compact and lightweight for extraordinary shooting freedom
This compact, lightweight lens is a perfect match for E-mount APS-C as well as Super35 cameras, providing easy handling that is great for long handheld or grip-mounted shooting sessions. Spherical and aspherical elements combine to achieve stunning optical performance in a lens that is only 2-5/8 x 2-3/8” (66 x 57.5 mm) and weighs only 6.4 oz. (181 g).
Advanced autofocus maximizes the camera’s speed potential
Two linear motors give this large-aperture lens impressively fast, precise autofocus and tracking performance for both stills and movies. AF and tracking are so responsive that the full speed potential of the camera in use can be fully realized so that even fast or erratically moving subjects can be reliably captured.
A versatile tool for movie shooters
An 11 mm field of view and large F1.8 aperture make it easy to shoot subjects against sweeping background with beautiful bokeh. That also makes this lens ideal for vlogging as the wide field of view helps capture all of the scene even when the camera is held at arm’s length.
Advanced optics for refined movies with minimal breathing
State-of-the-art lens technology packed into this remarkable large-aperture ultra-wide lens reduces unwanted focus breathing and angle of view shifts when focusing. It also supports the breathing compensation function in compatible alpha cameras, further reducing unwanted angle of view shifts during focusing for smooth, high-quality movie footage³.
Consistent balance and center of gravity for easy handling
Thanks to a refined internal focus mechanism, the lens’s length remains constant while focusing for ideal balance and handling. You can move in close to the subject, right down to the lens’s minimum focusing distance, and shoot movies or stills without being restricted by changing lens length.
Natural, repeatable linear manual focus response
For professional manual focusing feel and repeatable response, Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly and linearly to subtle manual control. Focus ring rotation translates directly to corresponding change in focus, so control feels immediate and precise when shooting stills and movies.
Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability⁵
Dust and moisture resistant design⁴ provides extra reliability for outdoor use in challenging conditions. Silicon seals around buttons and switches and a rubber gasket around the lens mount greatly reduce the likelihood of dust and moisture incursion.
Aspherical and ED glass lens elements suppress spherical and chromatic aberrations
This remarkably compact lens includes three aspherical and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that ensure corner-to-corner resolution and well controlled chromatic aberration throughout the image area, achieving natural color and high contrast without color bleeding.
Focus hold button can be customized for various functions
A customizable focus hold button is provided for easy access and convenient control in just about any shooting situation. Other functions can be assigned to the focus hold button from compatible camera’s menu.
Instant auto/manual focus selection
Instantly switch between auto and manual focus via an AF/MF switch on the side of the lens. This makes operation faster and easier as you let the camera and lens focus for you or decide to take control and manually focus on the precise point you choose.
Compatible with 55 mm threaded filters on an ultra-wide-angle lens
Despite being an ultra-wide-angle prime lens, the E 11 F1.8 accepts standard 55 mm threaded front mounted filters – rare in a lens of this focal length. Thanks to its internal focus system, the front element does not rotate while focusing, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters for landscape photography or variable ND filters for movies.
Petal-shaped, bayonet mount lens hood
ALC-SH169 petal-shaped, bayonet mount lens hood supplied.
- With interchangeable-lens digital camera incorporating APS-C type image sensors
- When using Manual focus – when using autofocus, 0.5 ft (0.15 m) minimum focus and 0.13x magnification
- Compatible with Breathing Compensation function. For more compatibility information, refer to: https://www.sony.net/dics/breathing/
- Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.
- Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.