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

One of Sony’s earliest full-frame mirrorless lenses, the Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA emphasizes the compact potential of the camera system without sacrificing optical quality or capabilities. Its modest f/2.8 maximum aperture reduces its low-light potential but also helps to cut weight and size, making this a perfect lens for travel shooting. Optically, it uses a Sonnar design with a trio of aspherical elements and ZEISS’s T* anti-reflective coating to achieve high sharpness, contrast, and color accuracy. A linear AF motor and internal focusing design promote quick performance, and the lens is sealed against dust and moisture for sure use in harsh conditions.

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

Applications: Wide-angle 35mm prime is perfect for a broad variety of subject types, and this specific lens is especially compact and lightweight, making it great for travel and walkaround shooting.

Perks

+ Compact and lightweight design is ideal for travel
+ Sonnar optical concept
+ ZEISS optical design and T* coating
+ Weather sealed

Drawbacks

Relatively slow f/2.8 maximum aperture
- Longer minimum focusing distance

Specs

Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 to f/22
Optical Layout 7 elements, 5 groups (3 aspherical elements)
Coating ZEISS T*
Minimum Focusing Distance 1.1' / 35 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.12x
Diaphragm Blades 7
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 49mm
Dimensions 2.4 x 1.4" / 61.5 x 36.6mm
Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g

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