Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Hands On Review

Richard Sibley from the U.K. website amateurphotographer had a chance to look at the new Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA announced last week and came back with some pretty positive things to say.

Until recently the Sony A7 line of cameras suffered from a very small selection of AF lenses. This is a shame as these cameras have brought the Sony mirrorless line to a completely new place in terms of image quality – competing head to head with the best DSLRs on the market.

The Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA


Sony is fully aware of this drawback and is doing lots of efforts to bring new, high quality lenses for the FE mount. Last week they announced together with Zeiss a new fast prime – the Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA. Here are some of it’s main specs:

  • Focal length/aperture – 35mm f/1.4.
  • Constriction – 12 elements in 8 groups.
  • Aperture blades – 9.
  • Min focus distance – 30cm.
  • Filter – 72mm
  • Weight – 630 grams
  • Price – $1600 (amazon).

Steve Huff also did a hands on review Zeiss 35 1.4 FE (with some more positive look at the lens)



Along with the Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA, Sony also announced several other lenses for the FE mount including:

  • FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS – stabilized 90mm f/2.8 macro lens. $1100.


  • FE 24–240mm f/3.5–6.3 OSS – 10x zoom lens with wide angle (24mm). $1000.


  • FE 28mm f/2 – fast wide angle lens with two optional converters – see below. $450.


  • Ultra wide converter – 21mm (f/2.8). $300.
  • Fisheye converter – 16mm fisheye f/3.5. $250.


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