Zeiss 35mm F2 Loxia Biogon T* E-mount lens review by 4paperi

reviewer#17341 date: Aug-27-2015
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Canon 35/1,8 LTM and Summicron 35/2 I type
price paid:1300 EUR
positive:Very impressive IQ and bokeh.
negative:A little hard to mount when new, caused by the blue rim around the bayonet. After hours of usage now it's better.
comment:A beautiful lens. As I focus, holding the shutter button, the center area of the viewfinder shows a detailed magnification, so focusing is very fast and simple. The dimensions are perfect, neither tiny as the 35/2,8 nor huge as the 35/1,4.
Images are neat and bokeh is beautiful. Stopping a little (3,5 and so on) the borders are perfect. Beautiful 1/3 click stops. The hood is an advantage: no flare at all.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.90
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.98
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