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Sony Alpha A1
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM

Examples: Tigger Close and Far

This page shows handheld examples with the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM, mostly wide open at f/1.4, but also at f/2 and f/2.8, documenting the achievable sharpness in center, mid-zones and corners as well as looking at bokeh, secondary color and overall rendition.

Recommended to inspect the images at full resolution throughout the frame—prepare to be impressed!

My favorite model cooperated—Tigger. With his fine hair, whiskers, etc, he makes an outstanding test target when he’ll stay still. The trick is to wait for him to 'freeze' when he’s intent on listening for prey, as here.

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f1.4 @ 1/640 sec handheld IBIS=on electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2021-05-08 19:15:56
Sony A1 + Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM
RAW: LACA corrected, +20 Whites

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