Sony Distagon T* FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA SEL35F14Z
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Sony Distagon T* FE 35 Mm F1.4 ZA SEL35F14Z Review
The Sony Distagon lens is a pretty straight forward lens that provides exceptional optical performance. This F1.4 lens has a focal length of 35 millimeters and is able to deliver outstanding pictures with good resolution and amazing contrast clarity. Its circular aperture ring is designed to enable it to take both still shots as well as record videos. The 9 blade aperture facilitates the lens’ precise focusing and reflection suppression abilities, giving a magnificent bokeh.
While traditional aperture lenses had been designed flat, the change in the shape of the blades in this Sony lens, from flat to circular has tremendously improved the image quality. Where there were unappealing multi-sided light sources in a photo due to defocusing of the background in the older blade design, the new circular blades have magnificently enhanced the bokeh effect achieved when defocusing the background of a shot. This lens also has both aspherical as well as advanced aspherical optical design elements and its focal length is perfect for versatile photography. The advanced aspherical lens elements work to reduce the misalignment of rays of light on an image plane. They also help to reduce the overall weight of the lens as well as its size.
The Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon T FE 35mm features coated optics from ZEISS that excel at minimizing and elimination of internal reflection, diffraction as well as light scattering and lens flare that are common at air and glass interfaces. The ZEISS T-star optic coating facilitates excellent image quality characterized with uniform and high contrast clarity and resolution.
It also features a DDSSM AF that works with piezoelectric elements that revolve at supersonic speeds in order to drive the lens with minimal noise. This is especially important for professional movie shooting. The aperture ring I had mentioned earlier is also another feature of the Sony Distagon lens that is appealing to film makers. It has a switch with which one can turn it on or off depending on if they are shooting still photos or recording a video. The switching from continuous operation mode during film making to tactile feed for photo shooting is done with the least noise levels.
Sony Distagon lens also has a relatively wide aperture which is especially good when shooting in dimly lit places and this gives the lens fast shutter speeds ideal for many uses. In addition, the 630 gram robust barrel of the Sony Distagon lens is moisture and dust proof, significantly increasing the life of the lens as well as facilitating good outdoor photography.
This is by all means a lens, fully deserving of the ZEISS T-star badge on it. While it is a little huge and hefty unlike most mirrors less lenses, its optical performance is impeccable and unmatched. It delivers outstanding contrast clarity and image resolution, and is capable of pulling many elements into the photo background, producing a smooth bokeh with reduced spherical aberration thanks to its circular aperture blades and aspherical lens design.
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- The Sony Distagon T* FE 35 mm F1.4 ZA SEL35F14Z is manufactured by Sony and was added in June 2015 in the Camera Lenses section
- This product has a rating of 4.2 out of 5
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