Zeiss 21mm F2.8 Loxia E-mount lens review by luke

reviewer#26520 date: Mar-12-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SAL20F28
price paid:1499 euros new
positive:Very nice build quality, especially the hood. Very good sharpness wide open, good even in the cornrs. Much better than the Sony 20 mm f/2.8 SAL20F28. Stopped down excellent throughout the frame. Very good flare resistance and contrast. Rather compact but also heavy. Small 52 mm (albeit odd in Sony world) filter size.
negative:Nothing considering it's an ultra-wide angle. Perhaps the lack of autofocus but this lens is advertised as that.
comment:I really enjoy this lens. Expensive but well worth the money.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.90
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