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Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens

BH #SO3528 • MFR #SEL35F28Z
Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Double-Sided Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
Sony has managed to squeeze exceptional quality into the extraordinarily compact Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens, making it a near perfect match for full-frame E-mount cameras. It benefits greatly from Zeiss's optical technology, as it utilizes a Sonnar design with three double-sided aspherical to provide the relatively fast f/2.8 aperture with minimal aberrations. The lens is also equipped with Zeiss' T* anti-reflective coating to effectively eliminate flare and ghosting. Taking things up a notch is the linear autofocus motor and internal focusing design, resulting in fast, quiet, and responsive performance in stills and video as well providing a minimum focus distance of 13.8". On top of all this, the lens uses a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh and has a dust- and moisture-resistant construction that ensure it will keep functioning in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
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Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Overview

Sony has managed to squeeze exceptional quality into the extraordinarily compact Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens, making it a near perfect match for full-frame E-mount cameras. It benefits greatly from Zeiss's optical technology, as it utilizes a Sonnar design with three double-sided aspherical to provide the relatively fast f/2.8 aperture with minimal aberrations. The lens is also equipped with Zeiss' T* anti-reflective coating to effectively eliminate flare and ghosting. Taking things up a notch is the linear autofocus motor and internal focusing design, resulting in fast, quiet, and responsive performance in stills and video as well providing a minimum focus distance of 13.8". On top of all this, the lens uses a seven-blade circular diaphragm for smooth bokeh and has a dust- and moisture-resistant construction that ensure it will keep functioning in less-than-ideal weather conditions.

Based on the Zeiss Sonnar optical concept, this lens uses a design with seven elements in five groups that helps achieve the large maximum aperture of f/2.8 while simultaneously reducing flare and improving contrast.
A wide-angle prime designed for full-frame E-mount cameras, this 35mm lens will provide a excellent perspective for street photography, environmental portraits, and general-purpose shooting. It can also be used on APS-C format cameras where it will provide an equivalent focal length of 52.5mm.
The f/2.8 maximum aperture allows users to create images with shallow depth of field and work in low-light conditions with relative ease.
Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings have been applied to each lens surface to help minimize reflections in order to provide greater image clarity, contrast, and color fidelity.
Three double-sided aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
A linear autofocus motor and internal focus design provide quick and precise autofocus performance and enables accurate and silent focusing while recording videos.
Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Included with the lens is a dedicated cap-style lens hood that is extremely compact and prevents flare. It also features its own 40.5mm filter thread in addition to the 49mm thread located on the lens.
UPC: 002724286814

Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Specs

Focal Length35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View62°
Minimum Focus Distance13.78" / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design7 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size40.5 mm (via Hood)
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.42 x 1.44" / 61.47 x 36.58 mm
Weight4.23 oz / 120 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5"

Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Reviews

Great lens, but.....

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

I just purchased this to replace the same lens that I purchased in 2015. Mounted on a Sony a7rii it makes for a great combination. The lens is very sharp, even at f2.8. It focuses quickly. Great for street photography. Mounted on a Sony a6000 it makes for a standard lens with lightning quick focusing and since it is cropped, everything is sharp corner to corner. But, after six plus years I took it out for an important family event and the lens focusing motor began making noises and it had intermittent focusing issues, although the manual focusing function still worked. Since I loved the results from this lens I purchased a replacement, almost cheaper than repairing the lens. Since modern lenses are more mechanically complicated and I should accept this, but it was hard to swallow.

A gem! Sharp, bokeh, compact

By Maxim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

Contrast is incredible...almost best viewed on HDR monitor. Sharpness is astounding...never counted so many eyelashes. Miraculously light and compact-this can't be understated, as this makes my A7rIIIa light and portable with amazing, no compromise, image quality. At the same time, I don't want to overstate the compactness because I would absolutely still buy this lens if it was a pound heavier for IQ alone. It's been a while since a lens made me this profoundly satisfied. Really scratches the itch!!!

Excellent

By Ljcolina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

I use this lents in my A7III and this is excellent combination

Sharp as a top-shelf rangefinder lens

By Marlon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-24

I don't know what the 4 star reviews are all about. All I know is this lens is on par with the best rangefinder lenses out there, and this isn't a rangefinder lens. It's sharp wide open, and sharp at F/8. That's all you need to know; now get one.

Part of my street rig

By Marlon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

Attached to a Sony A7C, it does not get any better. This is now my main street rig. It's fast, fairly light and silent. The image quality is as good or better than any other professional system out there for documentary and art. Redact the exif data and you won't know the difference.

Must own...

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

Amazing lens. Light,small and sharp. Must own.

Great all around lens

By Arik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-25

I would buy this lens again if I had to, it's a perfect all around lens it's sharp & depth of field is amazing.

Great little lens

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

If you need a tiny, light-weight little FF lens, this is perfect. I bought this lens 7 years ago for my A7R and have used it on the A7R, A7Rii and A7Riv. It is sharp, fast focusing and I can toggle from FF to Crop mode on my A7Riv with plenty of resolution. Basically I have a 35 and a 54 all day long.

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