Sony Carl Zeiss FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* E-mount lens review by wingedpower
|wingedpower#36829 date: Apr-12-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||* Sigma ART HSM 35/1.4 via LA-EA3|
* Sigma EX DG HSM 85/1.4 via LA-EA3
* Zhong Yi Mitakon Speed Master 50/0.95
|price paid:||$515 USD|
|positive:||* Super light|
* AF on A7II is snappy
* Very compact
* Great colors
|negative:||* Not as "fast" as a 1.4 but also not nearly as heavy.|
* Well balanced on the A7II (less so on the A6000)
|comment:||This is a very nice lens. Very nice. It's a full frame lens, so it's 50mm on the A7 line and about 75mm on the A6000 line. It is a dense piece of metal and glass, but it isn't heavy like the Sigma ART 50mm/1.4. It is a bit heavier than the screw driven Sony A-mount 50mm/1.4.|
The weight is less than the Speedmaster 50/0.95.
AF is good and SILENT. EyeAF and lock-on works with this lens on the A7II. While I don't normally use a 50mm because of the 35mm, I can see this being a good walk around lens.
The MFD does present a bit of an issue at 50mm in a close indoor space. For that, 35mm is a better choice.
When you have this lens on the A7* cameras, it feels GREAT.
Manual AF with this lens is... ok. Because of the fly by wire, it's not nearly as nice as the A-mount lenses or the fully many lenses.