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Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA Full-Frame Lens (2015)

MSRP 1000 USDNeo score 80%Ext score 78%

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Product Overview

Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA is a large-aperture wide-angle prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Sony in 2015, it has 12 elements in 8 groups.
For incremental weathers, Sony is kind enough to include weather sealing. On the lens barrel, one can find a physical aperture ring. Those who wish to focus manually can have the best of both worlds (with the usual caveats).
The bright maximum aperture for a wide-angle lens is appreciated for night photography, though some may prefer the perspective of an ultra wide-angle lens for this. Even though the lens is not stabilized, at this focal range it does not usually matter. In fact, some may be able to get cleaner corners without image stabilization.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Great rendering
  • Good flare resistance
Cons
  • Extremely high sample variation
  • Not very sharp

What external reviewers found***

Ext 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Sharp, accurate f/1.4 aperture
  • Relatively quiet
  • Very fast focus
  • Low vignetting
  • De-clickable aperture ring
  • Large f1.4 focal length
Cons
  • No manual focus
  • Vignetting at max apertures
  • No rubber grommet at the lens mount
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Motor
Piezoelectric
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 aspherical elements, Zeiss T* coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
79 mm / 3.11 in
Size | Length
112 mm / 4.41 in
Weight
630 g / 22.26 oz

Function

Angle Of View
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
35 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.18x
Min Focus Distance
300 mm / 11.81 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: ALC-SH137 (sold separately)
Debut
2015-03-04
Model Name
SEL35F14Z

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA is a wide-angle prime lens for Sony's mirrorless cameras. It's one of several 35mm options for the e-mount, including Sony’s own dimmer but smaller f2.8 model as well as alternatives from Sigma, Samyang and Zeiss. It has thorough weather-sealing throughout the body, a large focal ratio and a de-clickable aperture-ring.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Large f1.4 focal length
  • De-clickable aperture ring
  • Very fast focus
Cons
  • No rubber grommet at the lens mount

digitalpicture[2]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
An extremely popular wide-aperture 35mm lens worthy of consideration is the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens. With max apertures differing by 2 stops, a dramatatic size and weight difference, and a 2x price differential, these lenses may be more complementary than competitive.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharp, accurate f/1.4 aperture
  • Low vignetting
  • Relatively quiet
Cons
  • No manual focus
  • Vignetting at max apertures

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-distagon-fe-35mm-f1-4-za-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sony-FE-35mm-f-1.4-ZA-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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