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

reviewer#44255 date: Apr-6-2019
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Contax C/Y 50mm F/1.4
Sony FE 50mm F/1.8
price paid:$649 USD (used)
positive:When you turn the focus ring, the camera automatically zooms to set precise focus. Combined with focus peaking, and with OSS enabled on the camera, I consistently get sharp and beautiful photos.
negative:Really minor: The hood covers the focus ring when reversed, and the lens cap is crap. The cap comes off easily, like when bumped a little from the side.
comment:I used to have Contax C/Y lenses I used with an adapter. The rendering of this Loxia is really close to the C/Y lenses, but with better coatings and in a native mount. This has become my favorite 50mm lens.

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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