Sony Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZA FE Distagon T* E-mount lens review by onsplekkie
|onsplekkie#45613 date: Nov-22-2020|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||2/35mm Zeiss Loxia FE|
2.8/35mm Sony FE
1.7/35mm Voigtlander Ultron VM
1.4/35mm Samyang UMC
1.4/35mm Nikon Ais
1.4/35mm Contax Zeiss
a few other vintage 35mm lenses
|price paid:||800euro (used)|
|positive:||Character of the images taken with this lens are special. |
Sharp wide open with nice bokeh. Few clicks on the aperture ring and plenty sharp into the corners.
Used with Eye-AF this lens feels like cheating while taking potraits wide open.
|negative:||Nothing realy. Well, maybe it could have been better corrected for colour fringing & distortion for such a pricey lens.|
|comment:||Simply the best IQ from a native 35mm Sony I've used. |
I find it a bit big and heavy on the older models (A7s), but on the A7iii it feels just right. For me it thicks all the boxes; sharp wide open, colours, bokeh, quick AF & a aperture ring.
Yes, wide open to F/4 it can give colour fringing, but nothing a bit of post-process can not take care of.
A lens I wanted for some (long) time. 35mm being my fav focal lenght I've searched for the 'right' lens. The distagon was out of my reach financialy, recently found one used for a decent price, jumped on it, and never looked back.