Showcase Sony/Zeiss Sonnar FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Armanius, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius TalkEmount Regular

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    Tough lighting conditions. Auto white balance did its best!

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  2. davect01

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    Dave
    Not bad
     
  3. JudyM

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    Nothing really special, just watching the sunrise and trying the lens out.

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  4. rkworld

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  5. davect01

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  6. eno789

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  7. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Roger at lensrentals posted his review:
    Sony A7R: A Rising Tide Lifts All the Boats?

     
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  8. eno789

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    Sunol Regional Wilderness, California.

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    You can see, the bokeh is just fine. Great combo for hiking, when you want both lightweight and high IQ.
     

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  9. eno789

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    One more, this one is wide open.

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  10. davect01

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    Just lovely greenery ENO
     
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  11. Hawkman

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    Question: Just wondering, as I deal with another wave of lens GAS, which is "better" on an APS-C E-mount camera, the Sony E 35mm f/1.8 or the Sony/Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8? I've heard and seen such good things about both.

    Just guessing, I suppose I'd expect the E 35 to perhaps be a tad better in lower light due to the f-stop advantage, but the FE 35 to be sharper overall. In other words, is the FE 35 worth the US$300 premium on APS-C if you value low-light ability?

    (Oh, who am I kidding... neither are within my busted budget at the moment. But it's always good to hear the experience of others.)
     
  12. NkedFatWhiteGuy

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    I don't own either, but tried them side by side on a NEX 6 in a local shop a couple of weeks ago.

    I was surprised by how much better the E seemed over the Zeiss. Granted, it wasn't the best comparison, but enough of one to surprise me quite a bit! As a point of order, I went in to get my hands on the Zeiss for a very similar case of GAS (which has passed for the moment).

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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

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    David
    That is surprising! Maybe the FE lens just isn't a good match for the APS-C sensor. Every time I use it on the A7 I'm fairly blown away.
     
  14. mattia

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    The FE on crop becomes a fairly full 50mm 2.8 equivalent with even deeper DOF. On FF it's a really great little lens.
     
  15. Voiceofid

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  16. MAubrey

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    Well, DxO says the 35mm f/2.8 is actually superior in resolution on the NEX-7 compared to the 35mm f/1.8.
     
  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

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    David
    Which is why NkedFatWhIteGuy's reaction to is so surprising to me. Of the Sony lenses that I've owned, it's by far the best performer. Of course, I've never had a chance to shoot with the 55 f1.8.
     
  18. MAubrey

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    Yeah, I don't know. Maybe sample variation (either DxO has a weaker 35mm f/1.8 or NkedFatWhiteGuy used a weaker 35mm f/2.8)?