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Sony 35mm F2.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Fixed Lens
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- Features a bright maximum aperture of F2.8, compact dimensions and outstanding optical performance in a versatile 35mm focal length
- Minimum Focus Distance : 1.15 ft (0.35 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.12x
- Carl Zeiss® E-mount full-frame lens for Alpha a7 Series full frame camera bodies
- Dust and moisture resistant design
- Lens not Zoomable
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||ALC-SH129|
|Compatible Mountings||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.44 x 2.44 x 1.46 inches|
|Item Display Weight||4.23 ounces|
|Item Weight||0.26 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.35 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.65 pounds|
|Style Name||US Version|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focus Type||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||auto-focus||Stepper motor|
|Item Dimensions||2.44 x 1.46 x 2.44 in||2.52 x 2.36 x 2.52 in||2.52 x 2.8 x 2.52 in||2.48 x 1.77 x 2.48 in||3.07 x 3.9 x 3.07 in||2.87 x 3.74 x 2.87 in|
|Item Weight||4.23 ounces||7.05 ounces||0.62 lb||5.47 ounces||1.14 lbs||—|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 millimeters||28 millimeters||55 millimeters||35 millimeters||35 millimeters||70 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 millimeters||28 millimeters||55 millimeters||35 millimeters||16 millimeters||24 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||49 millimeters||72 millimeters||67 millimeters|
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Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens
The small size, versatile 35mm focal length, and outstanding overall performance of this Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens make it an ideal match for compact 35mm full frame format E-mount bodies. Although the optical design is state-of-the-art, this superb wide angle lens remains true to the original Sonnar concept with a bright F2.8 maximum aperture (“Sonne” means “sun” in German). Three double-sided aspherical elements minimize aberration so that stunning contrast and resolution are maintained right out to the image edges at all apertures. The renowned T* lens coating contributes to natural color reproduction as well.
When changing your aperture to defocus the background, the light sources appear blurred. This ‘bokeh’ effect of the blurred background can be enhanced with circular aperture blades used in this lens. Conventional aperture blades have flat sides creating unappealing polygonal shaped defocussed points of light. α lenses overcome this problem through a unique design that keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed by 2 stops. Smoother, more natural defocusing can be obtained as a result.
Aspherical lens elements
Aspherical lens design dramatically reduces spherical aberration while also reducing lens size and weight. Spherical aberration is a slight misalignment of the light rays projected on the image plane. This is caused by differences in refraction at different points on conventional spherical lenses which degrade image quality in large-aperture lenses. Specially shaped “aspherical” elements near the diaphragm restore alignment of light rays at the image plane, maintaining high sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture and can also be used at other points in the optical path to reduce distortion. Well-designed aspherical elements can reduce the total number of elements required in the lens, thus reducing overall size and weight. Advanced Aspherical (AA) elements are an evolved variant, featuring an extremely high thickness ratio between the center and periphery. AA elements are exceedingly difficult to produce, relying on the most advanced molding technology to consistently and precisely achieve the required shape and surface accuracy, resulting in significantly improved image accuracy and quality.
Carl Zeiss T* (T-star) coating
Coated optics were pioneered by Carl Zeiss - and this superb lens features the Carl Zeiss T* (T-Star) coating that virtually eliminates lens flare, internal reflection and light scattering that can otherwise occur at glass-to-air surfaces. The T* coating contributes to outstanding image quality, with high contrast and uniformly excellent resolution right out to the image edges. Not simply applied to any lens - the T* symbol only appears on multi-element lenses in which the required performance has been achieved throughout the entire optical path, therefore guaranteeing the highest quality.
Only the middle groups of the optical system move to achieve focus, so the overall length of the lens does not change. Other important benefits include fast autofocusing and a short minimum focusing distance. Also, the filter thread at the front of the lens does not rotate, which is convenient if you’re using a polarizing filter.
Dust and Moisture Resistant
The dust and moisture resistance design makes this lens appropriate for heavy-duty outdoor use, especially when combined with a camera that employs weather resistant measures.
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Top customer reviews
- High IQ at any f stop, absolute beast when stopped down a tad say around f5.6 it becomes sharp as a tack.
- Incredible contrast and micro-contrast
- small, light, and goes incredibly well on the sony mirrorless cameras.
- Focus ring is insanely smooth and butter-like.
- None as far as Optical Quality goes but the lens is made of plastic, albeit high quality plastic, but I would have paid a small premium for a metal version. The lens is very unassuming but to me it comes off as a bit boring, lacking character.
This lens feels like the cheap $99 Canon 50mm F/1.8 "Nifty Fifty" - meaning it's small and light (although 8X the price of the Canon)
But once you put this on the Sony a7r camera - this lens shows details with minimal distortion and almost no chromatic aberration.
This harkens me back to the 1980s when I used to shoot a Contax with Zeiss glass on all manual mode. This lens has autofocus, but no image stabilization or any other fancy stuff. It is just a super high quality lens in a very compact package that most people would assume is a cheap consumer quality lens.
Most recent customer reviews
-Great image quality (it's a Zeiss so you know it will be good)
-Small form factor (does not draw attention)