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The about $1499 Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon is a fast very high performance normal lens whose main drawback is distortion, which is true of many 50/1.4 designs.
- Declicked aperture (for video or otherwise)? Just slide the switch and make it so.
- Aperture control to 1/3 f-stop via excellent haptics,? The excellent aperture ring can also be set to "A" and controlled by the camera.
- The manual focus ring is among the most generously wide and smooth seen on any autofocus lens.
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