Sony FE Mount 35mm Lens Porn-fest Comparo

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Translation: here’s a great comparison test of a critical focal length for both FE-mount and e-mount Sony cameras, including the a7s [B&H | Amazon] and my personal favorite these days, the a6000 [B&H | Amazon].

We just did a post about e-mount lenses, motivated by Zeiss’ new Batis line.

The choices made my head hurt – Sony/Zeiss, Zeiss Loxia, Zeiss Touit, and, shortly, Zeiss Batis.

In the meantime, backgroundblur.com has done a quick comparison of the designed-for-full-frame, FE mount Sony/Zeiss FE 35/2.8 [B&H | Amazon], Zeiss Loxia 35/2 [B&H | Amazon], Sony FE 28/2 [B&H | Amazon], and Sony/Zeiss FE 35/1.4 [B&H | Amazon].

And thrown in the new Sony 28/2, just for grins.

Just about the only lens missing is a Sigma Art 35/1.4 [B&H | Amazon].

No matter: the really stunning conclusion is that ALL of these lenses are pretty amazing. We are now spoiled for choice once again.

Stay tuned for our own comparo of the Sony 28/2 and the Zeiss Batis 25/2 coming up soon.

 

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Ultimate Sony FE 35mm Lens Comparison

Via Background Blur:

After my in-depth comparison of the three 50-55mm primes for the Sony FE system, I'm back with a similar 35mm comparison. Some time has passed, and now Sony A7 users also enjoy an incredible choice of high-quality 35mm primes. Here are the contenders. I also threw in the brand new Sony FE 28/2 as a comparison, and the classic Micro Four Thirds Panasonic 20/1.7 as a baseline.

From left to right: Panasonic 20/1.7, Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8, Zeiss Loxia 35/2, Sony FE 28/2, and Sony Zeiss FE 35/1.4

From left to right: Panasonic 20/1.7, Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8, Zeiss Loxia 35/2, Sony FE 28/2, and Sony Zeiss FE 35/1.4

 

With lens hoods on: Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8, Zeiss Loxia 35/2, Sony FE 28/2, and Sony Zeiss FE 35/1.4

With lens hoods on: Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8, Zeiss Loxia 35/2, Sony FE 28/2, and Sony Zeiss FE 35/1.4

Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8

This is the lens that the A7 was originally launched with. It is exceptionally compact and delivers high-quality results. This lens annihilates most of the small sensor advantage arguments: the lens is physically the same size as the Olympus 17mm f/1.8, yet it is optically much better and much sharper. Personally, I love the colors that this lens produces. It is one of the best walk around lenses I've ever used.

Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8 on Sony A7 - f/4 - 1/1600s - ISO 100

Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8 on Sony A7 – f/4 – 1/1600s – ISO 100

 

Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8 on Sony A7 - f/2.8 - 1/640s - ISO 100

Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8 on Sony A7 – f/2.8 – 1/640s – ISO 100

Zeiss Loxia 35/2

About a year after the A7 launch, Zeiss came with a 35mm lens for the FE system of its own. It is a stop faster than the Sony lens, but not that much larger. The price you have to pay for this compact marvel is auto focus, as this is a manual focus only lens. But let me tell you, manual focus is a joy on the A7, especially with lenses that have electronic coupling like the Loxias.

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