Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens Compared to the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM LensSony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
  Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens
Year Introduced20212015
Mounts OnFull-FrameFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups14/1012/8
Angle of View: Diagonal63°63°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/1.4-16 f/1.4-16
Number of Aperture Blades 11 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 18.5 oz  (524g) 22.2 oz  (630g)
Actual Weight 18.4 oz  (521g) 22.3 oz  (630.4g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.4 oz  (38.7g) 1.4 oz  (39.4g)
In-Use Weight 19.8 oz  (559.7g) 23.6 oz  (669.8g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.99 x 3.78”  (76 x 96mm) 3.09 x 4.41”  (78.5 x 112mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.98 x 3.96”  (76 x 100.7mm) 3.08 x 4.61”  (78.3 x 117.1mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 3.96”  (100.7mm) 4.61”  (117.1mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.48 x 1.37”  (88.5 x 34.7mm) 3.85 x 1.6”  (97.9 x 40.7mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.08 - 5.08”  (129 - 129mm) 6.09 - 6.09”  (154.7 - 154.7mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.98”  (25mm)
Filter Size 67mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Dual XD Linear DD SSM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 120° 180°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 9.84”  (250mm) 11.81”  (300mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 9.92”  (252mm) 11.5”  (292mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.26x 0.18x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N /
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH164 Buy ► Y / ALC-SH137 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? Y / Soft Case Buy ► Y /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 35mm = 4.12' 35mm = 4.06'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 35mm = 1255mm 35mm = 1239mm
 
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