Conclusion: It is impossible not to grade this lens without considering its price. From a portrait prime that costs almost 5000 polish zloty we demand perfection in every aspect. As far as the noticeable astigmatism at the wide-open lens can be understood and the slight sharpness less forgiven, the focusing...
Cons: disastrous autofocus work, a little too big astigmatism, outrageous price
Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA ( Sony SAL-85F14Z ) - Full Format Review / Test Report
1 May 2007
Conclusion: Are you listening Canon and Nikon? Welcome the new owner of the 85mm f/1.4 class - the Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA. We were more than impressed by the results during our previous APS-C test and the lens remains great within the full format scope as well.
Zeiss ZA Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 (SAL-85F14Z) on Sony NEX - Review / Lab Test
10 January 2007
Conclusion: The Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZA remains a very good lens on the NEX 7. However, even the mighty Zeiss isn't perfect anymore on the 24 megapixel sensor. At max. aperture the center performance is certainly very good but the border quality is a bit lower than expected.