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Sony - Sonnar T FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Wide-Angle Lens for Most Sony a7-Series Cameras - Black

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Capture sharp images with rich contrast and accurate color reproduction using this Sony SEL35F28Z wide-angle lens that is compatible with most Sony a7-series full-frame cameras and features a Carl Zeiss T* coating for optimal clarity.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Barrel lens hood
    • Front and rear lens caps
    • Owner's manual
    • Sony Sonnar T FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Wide-Angle Lens for Most Sony a7-Series Cameras

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (62 out of 65)

    Features


    Compatible with most Sony a7-series full-frame cameras with an E-mount

    For use with your existing camera. Also compatible with select APS-C cameras (Note: images will be cropped to the size of the sensor).

    Carl Zeiss T*coating

    Helps minimize flare and ghosting while ensuring optimal contrast and faithful color reproduction.

    Dust- and moisture-resistant design

    Guards against the elements for durability.

    35mm focal length (full frame)

    Allows you to capture a variety of scene types; 42.5mm focal length (APS-C).

    0.12x magnification

    Enables you to bring subjects into clear view.

    f/22 minimum aperture and f/2.8 maximum aperture

    For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

    7 elements in 5 groups

    Including three 2-sided aspherical elements to help control spherical aberration. The circular-aperture design delivers effective bokeh to enhance your shots.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Lens

      Posted
      tacoplenty
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      Here's the thing. I'm a lens junkie. Have been since I can remember. There was a long period when I wasn't shooting all that much. along came digital and my addiction resurfaced. I'm not shooting with Sony Nex and A7 cameras. Over the past several years, I've built up a collection of Leica, Minolta, Olympus and Canon lenses. All of them adapted to work on my e-mount cameras. I chose the FE 35mm as I had no native autofocus lenses for my A7 and I have several 50mm lenses already and only one wide angle option a Leica 28mm Elmarit. This Zeiss lens is most likely the best lens in my collection. Auto focus is quick. Color and contrast are excellent. Images require very little adjustment in Lightroom. This lens is a keeper.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A stellar 35

      Posted
      ndukyh
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      35mm is a focal length with lots of competition (including from Sony themselves). I grabbed this 35 on an open-box deal for cheaper and used some discounts/gift certificates to sweeten the deal so I bought it for a little over $200 off sticker. At that price it gets 5-stars. At it's MSRP I would say it gets 3.5-4 stars. It really is a great little lens. Very small, very light and very very capable. Tons of photos you can find on my blog at duky.tumblr.com. I used to have the Canon 35mm 1.4L and I will compare it to that: Pros of Sony 35 f2.8: - MUCH smaller and lighter weight - sharper overall (might be because using with A7r II?) Cons of Sony 35 f2.8: - colors don't seem to pop SOOC - f2.8 is weak compared to f1.4 but you still get good bokeh so not complaining too much At full price, I would spend more money and go for the 35 f1.4 probably but with a deal I think this was worth somewhere in the 5-600 range.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Ultimate Walk Around Lens

      Posted
      dcisive
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      Having been a professional over the last 18 years while there are many opinions on what lens to walk around with on a vacation or just on the street, most professionals agree a 35mm perspective is the ideal. I fully agree. This lens is so very interesting. It is so small and light on a A7RII it's practically a pocket camera, however this is no question a lens that provides professional results. It is sharp wide open, makes NO noise focusing and is just a gem to use for landscapes, close ups of people with superb bokeh (out of focus area aside from the subject) and simply disappears from letting you know it's there regarding weight, as there is none to note. I consider this a "Must Have" for walk around wider use and indoors it proves it mettle to say the least.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This Lens is HOT!!

      Posted
      jbrooks
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      Not like literally hot of course, but if you're an A7 Series owner, this is a must have piece of glass! The quality of the photos is can produce are astounding and almost unbelievable when you think of how small it is. Yes the f/1.4 is amazing with an aperture 2 stops greater, but in a body immensely larger. When this lens is attached to the body of my A7II, I can't even notice it's there. It's possibly the best all around, versatile as heck, small profile native lens available for the camera right now. If you enjoy taking street, architecture, landscapes, and portraits with amazing bokeh, this lens is a must and you won't regret adding it to your kit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      outstanding lens

      Posted
      DrDr100
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      I recently bought a Sony a7rii (42MP full frame), and the incredible 55mm prime Zeiss lens. I wanted something in the mild wide angle range, and bought this Zeiss 35mm prime. Everyone raves about the 55mm and its sharpness, but this 35mm is also incredibly sharp, it's a convenient focal length, and nice and small. I just made a panorama with three landscape (horizontal) shots (using hugin) and the result is amazing - when I zoom into the image I can see the lens is giving all the detail the 42MP sensor can record across the whole field of view. This is now my default lens, even in preference to the 55mm.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Amazing Lens

      Posted
      PhotographyByTodd
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      This lens is truly exceptional. If you're looking for a low profile lens that is super sharp and pulls true color this lens if for you. It's a bit pricey but don't hesitate to buy it. If you buy a lesser piece of glass you will end up spending more anyway because you won't be pleased with the results.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent lens, Zeiss optics

      Posted
      DocOW
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      Great lens with top-quality Zeiss optics that produces sharp images and is compatible with Sony's E-mount system. Other lenses had some "lag" with taking images, but this was not a problem for this lens. f/2.8 is a somewhat narrow field, so keep that in mind when using it. I'm not an expert though. Also much more affordable than the f/1.4 alpha and less bulky than the larger lenses.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Lens

      Posted
      SpiderWayneWLD
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      I liked the lens but found the images just a bit too soft. I'm transitioning from Nikon to Sony so I'm still getting use to the Sony A7SII and A7RII but thought this lens could have been a little sharper. I returned it because I now have other lens's that cover the 35mm focal range and in my opinion does a better job (I bought the 24-77mm G Master Lens and I love it).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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