Zeiss 50mm F2 Loxia Planar T* E-mount lens review by youpii

reviewer#12131 date: Feb-15-2015
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 55/1.8 ZA
price paid:USD 730
positive:Built like a rock
Very sharp even wide open
Quite compact
negative:52mm filters (the ZM uses 43mm)
Lens hood overlaps the focus ring
Aperture blades are not rounded
Bokeh slightly nervous
comment:This lens is not AF so people won't like it but it's OK for me.
The focus ring is really smooth
It's smaller than the 55/1.8, especially with the lens hood, which is better if you don't want to scare off people or if you're travelling.

rating summary

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