Zeiss 35mm F2 Loxia Biogon T* E-mount lens review by Dr. Harout
|Dr. Harout#43004 date: Feb-6-2018|
flare control: 5
|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