Zeiss 50mm F2 Loxia Planar T* E-mount lens review by jfirneno

reviewer#12086 date: Jan-10-2015
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
price paid:N/A
positive:Excellent sharpness from wide open. Very precise manual focus ring. Sealed with o-ring against dust and water. Nice Zeiss colors. Manual aperture ring. Activates the manual focus assists on the A7S automatically.
negative:No auto-focus. Very, very slightly less sharp in corners wide open than the FE 55mm 1.8. o-ring seal makes it tricky to mount and remove from A7S.
comment:This is a fantastic lens. If you like manual focus (which I do) this lens is amazing and a joy to use. If you want AF then you'll never buy this because the FE 55 is also excellent.

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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