Sony Carl Zeiss FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* E-mount lens review by Sydney2

reviewer#12009 date: Oct-24-2014
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:A mount Sony 300 2.8 MK2
A mount Minolta 400 4.5
price paid:£600 a pakage deal
Great colour.
Solid build.
negative:No IS, not an issue with me.
comment:I'm a kingfisher photographer. I use long lenses with the A99.
I used the RX100 MK2 as a pocket camera, for general photography, but it lacked something, so I tried the A7R with the FE 55 1.8 and just loved it.In sharpness it compliments my 300mm & 400mm primes.
My future is to use the A99 above 300mm and the FE lenses with the A7R from wide up to 200MM.

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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