Sony Carl Zeiss FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* E-mount lens review by gnhock

reviewer#11606 date: Jan-14-2014
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony FE 35/2.8
Sony Nex 50/1.8
Sony Nex Carl Zeiss 24/1.8
Leica M 50/2
price paid:1100 USD new
positive:Superb sharpness & contrast. Great colours too.
Excellent build, yet relatively light.
Quiet and quick focus action.
negative:Filter size: Outer rim must not be "oversize" otherwise the hood will not go on. Some B&W filters are a little bigger and have this issue. Just test with hood before buying.
comment:Great companion to the 35/2.8. Highly recommended.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 27
  • sharpness: 4.91
  • color: 4.96
  • build: 4.78
  • distortion: 4.93
  • flare control: 4.85
  • overall: 4.89 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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