How many Sony-fit 35mm primes do we NEED? We count 15, but there are more

Sony FE 35mm primes
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We've just given the Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM a rave review, and quite rightly as it's a truly excellent lens. We're also testing the much cheaper Sigma 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens right now, which we expect to be equally good for different reasons. But there were already 13 Sony 35mm primes on the market from Sony, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron, Voigtländer and Zeiss, so how many more do we need?

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at