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

reviewer#11838 date: May-21-2014
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:I had it side to side with the Otus , and its very very close .

I've had the 50ZA for A-mount and I would say this lens is much better , and way much better for CA

it stands up perfectly with the 135 ZA for color and IQ .

price paid:
positive:sharpens, IQ ,
negative:nothing at the moment
comment:an excellent lens, I am really surprised how this lens performs on the A7r. It's true that 50mm is my favorite focal so its a perfect lens for me , and is now always on the camera . I have the feeling that I would be fine only with this lens .

Perfect with extension tubes for macro too .

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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