Zeiss 40mm F2 CF Batis E-mount lens review by Collingsandheal

reviewer#44227 date: Feb-12-2019
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:16-35mm GM. Batis 25f2. Batis 18mm. Zeiss 55mm. Zeiss 35mm. FE 85mm. 70-200mm GM. Sigma 135mm f1.8
price paid:£910.00
positive:As sharp as the Zeiss 55mm, maybe even sharper if that is possible. Lovely formfactor. Weather sealed.
negative:Cheap plastic hood that as with all Batis hoods, does not properly match the blackness of the lens body. Poor front lens cap.
comment:The best autofocusing lens to date from Zeiss for the Sony FE system. Worth every penny, but I do expect a metal hood at this price!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 5.00
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