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Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens Operating Instructions

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Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens

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Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, originally as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo. The company started with a focus on producing innovative consumer electronics, such as radios and tape recorders, and later expanded into various other areas, including televisions, audio equipment, cameras, video game consoles, and mobile devices.

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  4. Imaging: Sony is a major player in the digital imaging market, producing high-quality cameras, lenses, and other imaging equipment. Its Alpha series of mirrorless cameras has garnered critical acclaim and is favored by both amateur and professional photographers.

Sony continues to innovate and expand its presence in different sectors, including virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The company is known for its commitment to technological advancements, design excellence, and delivering high-quality products and experiences to its customers.

This instruction manual explains how to use lenses. Precautions common to all lenses such as notes on use are found in the separate “Precautions before using”. Be sure to read both documents before using your lens.

This lens is designed for Sony a camera system E-mount cameras. You cannot use it on A-mount cameras. The Distagon T * FE 35mm F1.4 ZA was developed jointly by Carl Zeiss and Sony Corporation and designed for Sony E-mount cameras. This lens is produced under the strict standards and quality assurance system of Carl Zeiss. The Distagon T * FE 35mm F1.4 ZA is compatible with the range of a 35mm format image sensor. A camera equipped with a 35mm format image sensor can be set to shoot at APS-C size For details on how to set your camera, refer to its instruction manual.

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Notes on Use 

  • When carrying a camera with the lens attached, always firmly hold both the camera and the lens.
  • This lens is not water-proof, although designed with dust-proofness and splash-proofness in mind. If using in the rain etc., keep water drops away from the lens.

Precautions on using a flash 

  • When using a flash, always remove the lens hood and shoot at least 1 m (3.3 feet) away from your subject. With certain combinations of lens and flash, the lens may partially block the light of the flash, resulting in a shadow at the bottom of the picture.


  • When using the lens, the corners of the screen become darker than the center. To reduce this phenomenon (called vignetting), close the aperture by 1 to 2 stops.

A. Identifying the PartsSony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 1

  1. Lens hood index 
  2. Focusing ring 
  3. Aperture index 
  4. Aperture ring 
  5. Aperture scale
  6. Lens contacts
  7. Aperture click switch 
  8. Mounting index 
  • Do not touch the lens contacts.

B. Attaching and Detaching the LensSony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 2

To attach the lens (See illustration B – 1 .)

  1. Remove the rear and front lens caps and the camera body cap.
    • You can attach/detach the front lens cap in two ways, (1) and (2). When you attach/detach the lens cap with the lens hood attached, use method (2). 
  2. Align the white index on the lens barrel with the white index on the camera mounting index), then insert the lens into the camera mount and rotate it clockwise until it locks.
    • Do not press the lens release button on the camera when mounting the lens.
    • Do not mount the lens at an angle

To remove the lens (See illustration B-2.)

  • While holding down the lens release button on the camera, rotate the lens counterclockwise until it stops, then detach the lens.

C. Attaching the Lens HoodSony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 3

It is recommended that you use a lens hood to reduce flare and ensure maximum image quality. Align the red line on the lens hood with the red dot on the lens (lens hood index), then insert the lens hood into the lens mount and rotate it clockwise until it clicks into place and the red dot on the lens hood is aligned with the red dot on the lens. 

  • When using a built-in camera flash or a flash supplied with the camera, remove the lens hood to avoid blocking the flashlight. 
  • When storing, fit the lens hood onto the lens backward.

D. FocusingSony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 4Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 4

There are three ways to focus. 

  • Autofocus
    The camera focuses automatically. 
  • DMF (Direct manual focus)
    After the camera focuses in autofocus, you can make a fine adjustment manually. 
  • Manual focus
    You focus manually. For details on mode settings, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the camera.

E. Adjusting the exposureSony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 5

When you align “A” on the aperture scale to the aperture index, the camera is set to auto iris mode and the exposure is set by the camera. And you can adjust the amount of light between f/1.4 and f/16 by rotating the aperture ring.

Adjust the amount of light manually

Rotate the aperture ring to the desired exposure (f-stop when the camera is set to the M mode or A mode.

Set the aperture click switch to OFF when shooting movies. (See illustration E -a) When the aperture click switch is set to OFF, the sound of the aperture ring is reduced. For movie recording) If you change the aperture value while shooting a movie with the aperture click switch set to ON, the sound of the aperture ring will be recorded

SpecificationsSony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens-fig 6

FAQS About Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon 35mm Standard-Prime Lens

What is the benefit of the Sony 35mm lens?

a plus in dim lighting.

What is the Sony FE 35mm’s minimum focus distance?

The maximum magnification is 0.24x, and the minimum focus distance is 22cm (8.7″).

What is the Sony 35mm’s focus distance?

Moment Specs for the Sony FE 35mm F/1.4 GM Hands-On Review: 35mm focal length. 0.89 ft (AF), 0.82 ft (MF) (0.27 m (AF), 0.25 m (MF)) is the minimum focus distance.

What is the purpose of a 35mm prime lens?

Easily capture two topics or one subject and a background in the same frame.

What kind of distance works best with a 35mm lens?

12 inches

Is 35mm a good focal length?

This lens is amazing.

What is the angle of a 35mm lens?

53.44 degrees.

How should a 35mm prime lens be used?

The requirement to maintain a safe distance is one of the best aspects of 35mm lenses.

What is the 35mm lens’s angle of view?

A 35mm lens will provide a about 63-degree field of vision.

What is the 35mm lens’s bare minimum shutter speed?

1/35 sec.

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