Zeiss 35mm F2 Loxia Biogon T* E-mount lens review by Dr. Harout

reviewer#43004 date: Feb-6-2018
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:Sigma 1.4/35 Art, Flektogon 2.8/35
price paid:$ 1299 US
positive:Image quality, Color, absence of distortion, build, etc.
negative:Looseness of the hood, lens cap
comment:Having read several reviews first I was reluctant to buy it, then hesitated a bit and upon recommendation of a photographer friend I made the purchase.
First impression: beautiful, sexy (oh yes), smooth on rotating the focus and/or aperture rings. As a former film user with manual SLRs using a manual focus lens is a joy and brings lots of great memories.
First images: colors and images pop.
There are no distortions so a wonderful lens for interior and architectural shots.
2 things that should be fixed: the lens hood can loosen easily and drop. As for the lens cap... not on par with Zeiss name.
Overall it's a wonderful lens and a must have (but definitely not for AF shooters).
For those who like focus stacking this lens is a right choice.
Did I make a right choice paying that much? Definitely YES.

UPDATE: not for 61MP. better to get a Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35/2

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 4.92
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.98
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