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:Sony E 10-18mm. Voigtlander FE 15mm. Batis 18mm. Batis 25mm. Zeiss 16-35mm f4. 16-35mm GM. Sony FE 28mm. Zeiss FE 35mm. Batis 40mm. Samyang FE AF 45mm. Sony FE 50mm. Sony FE 50mm macro. Zeiss FE 55. Sony FE 85. Sigma A FE 135mm. Sony 70-200 GM. Sony 100-400mm GM.
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, it is the sharpest Zeiss lens with a FE mount, but I do expect a metal hood at this price!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 5.00
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