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

reviewer#19381 date: Oct-15-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony E 10-18mm. Voigtlander FE 15mm. Batis 18mm. Batis 25mm. Zeiss 16-35mm f4. 16-35mm GM. Sony FE 28mm. Zeiss FE 35mm. Batis 40mm. Samyang FE AF 45mm. Sony FE 50mm. Sony FE 50mm macro. Zeiss FE 55. Sony FE 85. Sigma A FE 135mm. Sony 70-200 GM. Sony 100-400mm GM.
price paid:£508.00
positive:Very sharp. Well made. Compact, light and fast to focus.
negative:Looks a bit skinny on the camera. Paint does not wear that well.
comment:A truly good lens that makes images with a look all their own. A must have lens with the A7r3 but try the Samyang FE AF 45mm f1.8 as well.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 25
  • sharpness: 4.90
  • color: 4.96
  • build: 4.76
  • distortion: 4.92
  • flare control: 4.84
  • overall: 4.88
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