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

reviewer#17343 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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony ZA24mm 2.0
Sony ZA35mm 2.8
Sigma 85mm 1.4
price paid:800euro
positive:Very nice feel & use on A7(s)
negative:non, (but I still think it is a pricey lens)
some vignetting wide open, but easily fixed in Lightroom.
comment:Sharpest lens I've use so far, even wide open very good.
Pleasure to use on the A7(s) model for weight & size.
Manual focus is a breeze with the maginification mode. Mostly used on f2 with very nice results on colour, contrast and sharpness. Bokeh I like, not smooth or dreamy, just good.
Focus ring is big. Aperture ring somewhat small, but after more use not disturbing. Build is perfect, now I also want a Loxia 35.......

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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