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

reviewer#44030 date: Mar-16-2018
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:K/M 75-300 Big Beercan
K/M 35-70 4
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
K/M 50 1.4
K/M 50 1.4 N
K/M 50 1.7
K/M 85 1.4
K/M 85 1.4 G D
K/M 70-210 4.5-5.6
K/M 70-210 3.5-4.5
K/M 70-210 4 Beercan
K/M 20 2.8
K/M 24 2.8
K/M 28 2.0
K/M 28 2.8
K/M 35 1.4
K/M 35 2.0
K/M 100 2.0
K/M 135 2.8
K/M 300 4.0
K/M 17-35 2.8-4
K/M 28-80xi
K/M 28-135 4-4.5
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
K/M 80-200 2.8 G
K/M 80-200 2.8
K/M 75-300 4.5-5.6 NEW
K/M 50 3.5 Macro
K/M 35-105 3.5-4.5
K/M 100-200 4.5
K/M 24-105 3.5-4.5
K/M 100-400 4.5-6.7
K/M 24-85 3.5-4.5
K/M 28-85 3.5-4.5
K/M 28-105 3.5-4.5 RS
Sigma 18 3.5
Sigma 18-35 1.8
Sigma 28 1.8
Sigma 24 1.8
Sigma 500 4.5 APO
Sigma 800 5.6 APO
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
Sigma 15-30 3.5-4.5
Sigma 24-70 2.8 HSM
Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 OS
Sigma 10-20 4.5-5.6
Sigma 18-50 2.8-4.5 OS
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 OS
Sigma 55-200 4-5.6 OS
Sony 16-80 3.5-4.5 ZA
Sony 24 2 SSM ZA
Sony 50 1.4 SSM ZA
Sony 85 1.4 ZA
Sony 135 1.8 ZA
Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
Sony 18-55 II
Sony 70-400 4-5.6 G
Sony FE 28 2.0
Sony FE 35 2.8 ZA
Sony FE 55 1.8 ZA
Sony FE 90 2.8 MACRO
Sony E 16 2.8
Sony E 18-55 3.5-5.6
Sony E 16-50 3.5-5.6
Sony E 18-105 4.0
Tamron 90 2.8
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Tamron 200-400 5.6 LD NEW
Tamron 35-105 2.8
Tamron 20-35 3.5-4.5
Tamron 28-75 2.8
Tamron 28-300 3.5-6.3
Tamron 20-40 2.7-3.5
Tokina 35-200 4-5.6
Deitz 28-200
More, I just can't remember
price paid:698 USD
positive:Sharpness
Colors
Build
sub $1000 price
negative:none
comment: Superbly sharp lenses. Great size for the body. Great performance for the price. I didn't think I'd use this focal length this much.

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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