Sony Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZA FE Distagon T* E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 5   
reviewer#44079 date: Jun-8-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:1500
positive:Sharp at f/1.4
negative:price ,sometimes they are distortions .
comment:
missing
reviewer#35780 date: Feb-26-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Zeiss Batis 85 1.8
Sony Zeiss FE 55 1.8
Sony Zeiss FE 35 2.8
price paid:1250 euro (used)
positive:Image quality overall. The "feel" of the image.
Colors and contrast: WOW
Bokeh
negative:Big and heavy - but I knew this beforehand so I can't blame on that.
Some CA in high contrast areas wide open -
comment:I didn't intend to buy this lens because of the size and weight (I like small gear since I shoot street photography for the most time) I thought I had enough with the Sony Zeiss FE 35 2.8, which is and EXCELLENT lens. But after seeing images taken with the distagon 35 1.4 I just fell in love with the rendering of this lens and decided this is precisely what I wanted. It is an outstanding lens with outstanding image quality. This lens delivers images with something really special, a unique character, specially shooting between 2.8 and 1.4.

For indoor photography it is perfect also.
reviewer#18353 date: Sep-20-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:A bunch of 35mm lenses and zooms :)
price paid:
missing
positive:Great rendering of the picture
Sharp wide-open
Good AF performance on a7rii
negative:Big and heavy
High price.
Easy to accidentally flipp the "Klick-switch" for the aperture ring and still missing a focus scale with hard stops, thats why I did not put a "5" on build rating
comment:I got the opportunity to test this gem for almost 2 weeks and this lens is just crazy!
Image quality is outstanding, so also the price.
For my taste it´s just to big and heavy weigh more then my a7rii, not a discrete lens,
As I see it you get a f/1.4 lens to shoot at large apertures and this baby deliver the goods from wide open and on!
Guess I might end up with one some day ;)
reviewer#14243 date: May-8-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:FE 55 1.8 and this lens has nicer bokeh.
price paid:Euro 1699
positive:Sharpness and bokeh right from 1.4.
negative:For me nothing.
comment:A pleasure to use the best lens I have.
Wide open a little STF like, very nice bokeh, it's really makes the object stand out.
reviewer#14239 date: May-3-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma Art for Alpha mount, Zeiss 35 2.8, Zeiss 55 1.8
price paid:US $1500
positive:Crazy Sharp, Bokeh
negative:Price and Size
comment:This lens is the best 35 I have ever use, is sharp from 1.4 just like the marvelous Sigma and the great Zeiss FE 55 1.8.
Why to paid more? Quite simple BOKEH and the 3D pop you get from every shot. If you can afford it go for it, is almost perfect.
reviews found: 5   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.92

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