a must have lens for the A7R - incredibly sharp, small and lieghtweight.
John Chandler, Amazon
10 August 2014
Summary: this is a must have lens for the sony a7r, its super sharp, tiny and lightweight. there is some vignetting on wider apertures. uses a 49mm filter. this is a great lens to keep for all occasions.
Excerpt: Landscape usage ...<br />Resolution ..corner to corner at any aperature. color accuracy, Ease of use and size.<br />What is great about it ; is the size and weight that produces remarkable images.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am mostly a videographer, but I do take my a7s with me on vacations for photos, and this (35MM) lens is the one that is always attached because of a few things: 1. It is small and light 2. It is 35mm, the perfect focal length on a FF sensor for on-the-go shooting 3. Autofocus is SUPER FAST 4. It is very sharp for such a small lens, and because of the zeiss glass the colors pop. Cons: 1.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I used this lens when I traveled through Europe. It's light weight provided a positive experience while having the camera strapped 24/7. I wish it could focus moving subjects faster and was a bit more reasonable no the price.
Summary: The lens could have gotten a 4 star except for the hood. Great lens. However, it has the worst designed lens hood/cap of all time. It is plastic and depends on the plastic detents to stay in place. It doesn't. The hood falls off easily and you, like me, will lose it no matter how careful. Then you will try to buy another. So far I haven't found a replacement from Sony; maybe they lost all theirs, too. The hood isn't shown in any of the pictures of the lens.