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.
Excerpt: I have this lens on my A7 at least 50% of the time. Otherwise I have the FE 28-70 f/4.0 lens on the camera. This Zeiss 35 mm is lightweight and small, and with the A7 makes a nice walk-around combination. This lens is sharp, the colors and contrast are great, and the focus is quick and accurate. This has become one of my all-time favorite lenses, ranking up there with my Canon EF 200 mm f/2.8 L II and my old Canon FD 50 mm f/1.4. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: This is a great, snappy little beast. Images are sharp, out of focus transition is very pleasing, and focus speed is good on my A7r. I bought my A7r to use with manual focus Leica M mount lenses, but wanted an AF option. Since I got this lens, it is the primary lens that resides on the camera and I only put MF glass on it when I'm looking for something faster than f2.8 or a 50mm focal length. My only gripe is the price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Summary: The Sony FE 35mm F2.8 is an amazing little lens. I use this lens on my Sony a7R when I want to get a sharp and vibrant picture. I also have the Sony FE 24 - 70 F4 lens and I find that 90% of the time I use the FE 35mm F2.8. This lens is well built, very small and light. I find that the auto focus is fast and accurate.
Summary: I bought this lens when I first bought my Sony A7 and to date this lens has produced the sharpest images on that camera. I also purchased the 50mm and that lens is also sharp but the 35mm is totally sharp.
Summary: There is not much to say about the lens, you can find plenty of good reviews all over the Internet, DxO, PhotoZone, LensCore have also pretty high scores for the lens. Some people may complain the lens is not fast enough (f/2.8) but I think it's a prefect ratio of the size and speed for the small E-mount cameras.
Excerpt: With this lens, I was able to shoot hi-quality photos. The detail is fine and crisp—if you can capture the subject in a slow motion setting. Isn't the best paired with the a7/R because of it's lack of speed to focus fast subjects. However, it'll suffice for portraits or environmental scenes. I find the lens to be a bit overpriced as well.
Summary: I'll keep this one short and sweet: Great lens, worth every penny, I recommend it and consider it a MUST if you own the a7/r. Why? +Great build quality, weather sealed, durable, I like the lens hood/cap and it has a great look and feel. A pleasure to use. +Smooth focus ring, just the exact amount of resistance +Very portable, matches perfectly with the a7/r +Fast focus +Great for all around photography, street photography, hanging out, etc.