Zeiss 35mm F2 Loxia Biogon T* E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#43004 date: Feb-6-2018
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 1.4/35 Art, Flektogon 2.8/35
price paid:$ 1299 US
positive:Image quality, Color, absence of distortion, build, etc.
negative:Looseness of the hood, lens cap
comment:Having read several reviews first I was reluctant to buy it, then hesitated a bit and upon recommendation of a photographer friend I made the purchase.
First impression: beautiful, sexy (oh yes), smooth on rotating the focus and/or aperture rings. As a former film user with manual SLRs using a manual focus lens is a joy and brings lots of great memories.
First images: colors and images pop.
There are no distortions so a wonderful lens for interior and architectural shots.
2 things that should be fixed: the lens hood can loosen easily and drop. As for the lens cap... not on par with Zeiss name.
Overall it's a wonderful lens and a must have (but definitely not for AF shooters).
For those who like focus stacking this lens is a right choice.
Did I make a right choice paying that much? Definitely YES.
reviewer#37851 date: May-6-2017
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:CZ 16-70/f4 emount; A-mount CZ24-70/f2.8
price paid:1000 usd (demo)
positive:Sharpness, color, build quality, purely manual lens
negative:None
comment:The first time I worked this lens brought back memories of my first SLR experience with a manual 50mm Minolta lens. The build quality is excellent and I am sure it will last a lifetime. I feel it's capabilities are not fully realized on a APS-C camera, but the image quality certainly shines with the sensor. Highly recommended
reviewer#23459 date: Dec-28-2015
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:35mm lengths of Zony 16-35/4 and 24-70/4, Zeiss-Contax-N 24-85.
price paid:USD1299, new
positive:Sharpness, Zeiss presence and color, light weight, EXCELLENT manual focusing, high build quality (solidness)
negative:None.
comment:This lens is simply delightful. It's light, solid, a pleasure to focus. Its images have the Zeiss 'pop'. I bought the Loxia 50, too, and Zeiss was smart enough to give them the same filter size. :-)
reviewer#17341 date: Aug-27-2015
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:Canon 35/1,8 LTM and Summicron 35/2 I type
price paid:1300 EUR
positive:Very impressive IQ and bokeh.
negative:A little hard to mount when new, caused by the blue rim around the bayonet. After hours of usage now it's better.
comment:A beautiful lens. As I focus, holding the shutter button, the center area of the viewfinder shows a detailed magnification, so focusing is very fast and simple. The dimensions are perfect, neither tiny as the 35/2,8 nor huge as the 35/1,4.
Images are neat and bokeh is beautiful. Stopping a little (3,5 and so on) the borders are perfect. Beautiful 1/3 click stops. The hood is an advantage: no flare at all.
reviews found: 4   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 5.00

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