Excerpt: this is a great lens. ive used it primarily as a walk around and landscape lens, though ive also gotten some nice portraits and close ups with it. i have found the colors to be remarkable. it is very sharp, small and light on my a7r. weather seal seems to be good, great construction.while it could be a bit faster, and vignetting is a bit of a problem, zeiss quality cant be beat!
Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp, Strong Construction
The build quality is great (mine was marked made in Japan)
2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this solely to make my A7S as portable as possible so I could get rid of my canon G1X. The build quality is great (mine was marked made in Japan), lens hood is well designed (one I will actually use). Pictures come out great, decent Bokeh (as much as can be expected for an f2.8), excellent corner to corner focus. I really wanted the 55mm f1.8 FE lens, but it was just too big to be pocketable.
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: 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.