Decent but not spectacular in any way besides its tiny size
7 days ago
Summary: I recently switched to the Sony A7II from Canon (5D3 and three L lenses: 16-35mm f2.8 II, 35mm f1.4, 70-200mm f2.8 IS) and got this lens (35mm f2.8) in addition to the 16-35mm f/4 OSS and the 55mm f1.8. Having these three lenses (35, 55, 16-35), I'm not sure where the 35mm will fit in.
5 Star Pictures at a 3 Star Price - But Highly Recommended
29 April 2015
Summary: Overall very sharp lens. I love that it is small, making the entire a7ii nice and compact for walking around. I think this lens takes 5 star pictures at a 3 star price, thus my 4 star rating. Would definitely highly recommend this lens if you have an a7.
Excerpt: I would say it doesn't get to the superb quality of FE 55mm 1.8, it is another great lens to own. I would like to add that it is certainly a tad expensive for a 2.8/f but you get the small form factor which might be more important to some people.
Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* SEL35F28Z review by nagi603
16 March 2015
Summary: (Bought used from eBay Japan) Before buying the A7S, I used the NEX-7 with the LA-EA2+SAL-35F18 combo, but this - despite costing about the same for me - wipes the floor with it, and it is full frame to boot!
Excerpt: This was the first lens I purchased for my Sony A7ii and I have not regretted it. It is sharp as a pin at almost every stop, showing a little bloom at it's smallest aperture. Easily one of the best lenses in my, admittedly non-pro, collection.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: This is so sharp that it's hard to describe. Color rendition and contrast are excellent and the little bit of vignetting / distortion is easy to fix in LR5. I use the f1.8 - 55mm version of this for portraits and and this lens for everything else on mt Sony A7S.
Excerpt: I sold my Leica 35mm Summarit to fund this as I wanted the auto focus and the electronic contacts. I truly loved my Leica lens keep in mind. Before I did though, I rented one from Lens Rentals to thoroughly test.