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An ideal 11 mm F1.8 APS-C prime for stills and movies

With an 11 mm (35mm full-frame equivalent: 16.5 mm) focal length for dynamic ultra-wide images and a large F1.8 max. aperture for deep bokeh, this lens weighs just 181 g (6.4 oz.). It is a perfect match for compact APS-C bodies, letting you capture stunning stills and movies anywhere. It also features two linear motors for fast, precise AF that supports both stills and movies.

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Compact 11 mm F1.8 for stills and movies

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Coupled with α E-mount cameras from Sony, APS-C E-mount lenses deliver big camera performance.

E 11mm F1.8  Photo Gallery
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Deep, expressive bokeh

A large F1.8 maximum aperture makes it easy to achieve exquisitely expressive bokeh in deep, impressive images. 0.12 meter (0.4 ft) minimum focus and 0.2x maximum magnification let you shoot close-ups with wide, smoothly defocused backgrounds. Precisely controlled spherical aberration and a 7-blade circular aperture contribute significantly to the beautiful bokeh this lens can deliver.

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High resolution throughout an ultra-wide 11 mm field of view

State-of-the-art optics deliver consistently high resolution right out to the image edges. Optimal placement of three aspherical elements ideally corrects field curvature, ensuring that excellent resolution is maintained throughout the image area, even at maximum aperture. Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements effectively suppress chromatic aberration and colour fringing for superb image quality.

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Compact and lightweight for extraordinary shooting freedom

The compact size and low weight of this fine lens make it a perfect match for APS-C camera bodies. Outstanding mobility and easy handling are great for long handheld or grip-mounted shooting sessions. An innovative combination of spherical and aspherical elements achieves stunning optical performance in a lens that is only 66 x 57.5 mm (2-5/8 x 2-3/8 in.) and weighs only 181 g (6.4 oz.) 

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Advanced AF maximises body 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 body used can be fully realised so that even fast or erratically moving subjects can be captured quietly and reliably.

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A versatile tool for movie shooters

With an 11 mm angle of view and large F1.8 aperture, it is easy to capture dynamic subject perspectives against sweeping backgrounds with beautiful bokeh. Advanced optical design minimises focus breathing and reduces unwanted angle-of-view shifts in movies. This unique ultra-wide lens also allows the use of front filters for extra creative flexibility in a wide range of shooting situations.

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Superb operability and reliability

It may be small, but this impressive lens offers outstanding control and reliability. Linear Response MF provides instantaneous manual focusing with a natural feel, while a focus hold button and focus mode switch offer extra focusing control versatility. And to ensure maximum reliability in challenging outdoor conditions it features effective dust and moisture resistance throughout.

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Lens Configuration 

Impressive optical performance for Sony cameras, precision engineered for versatility and reliability in a wide range of applications.

[1] Aspherical lens  [2] ED (extra-low dispersion) glass 

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MTF Chart 

MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) describes how well a lens can reproduce fine details, measured as the degree of contrast achieved between finely spaced lines.

[1] Contrast (%)  [2] Distance from optical center of lens (mm)  [3] Max. aperture  [4] F8 aperture  [5] Spatial frequency  [6] 10 line pairs / mm  [7] 30 line pairs / mm  [8] Radial values  [9] Tangential values

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Advantages of Sony’s lenses for video shooting

Learn the four unique advantages of using Sony's E-mount lens for video shooting. The combination of Sony's lenses and cameras will enhance your video creation experience.

Lens Controls
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[1] Focusing ring  [2] Focus hold button  [3] Focus mode switch

E 11mm F1.8  compatibility

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Specifications & Features

  • Large-aperture ultra-wide-angle APS-C prime for both stills and movies

  • A large F1.8 maximum aperture for exquisite bokeh in deep, impressive images

  • Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements for superb image quality

  • Two linear motors for quiet, reliable AF tracking

  • Compact and lightweight design for outstanding mobility and easy handling

Minimum Focus Distance
0.15 m(AF), 0.12 m(MF) (0.5 ft(AF), 0.4 ft(MF))
Maximum Magnification ratio (x)
0.13(AF), 0.20(MF)
Filter Diameter (mm)
181 g (6.4 oz.)
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