|FE||The lens is designed both for Sony full frame and APS-C digital mirrorless cameras.|
|DISTAGON||Retrofocus lens based on asymmetric Distagon optical design. First Distagon appeared in 1953, the optical scheme has evolved since then and is now used not only in Carl Zeiss lens.|
|T*||The multi-layer coating is applied to the surface of lens elements. It boosts light transmission, ensures sharp and high contrast images, minimizes ghosting and flares.|
|ZA||Carl Zeiss lens designed for Sony digital cameras.|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||63.4° (35mm full frame)
44° (Sony APS-C)
|Lens construction:||12 elements in 8 groups, including 3 ASPH|
|Closest focusing distance:||30 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Sony E)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Determined by camera|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø78.5 x 112 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant housing|
|Filter size:||72 mm|
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 72 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The user can choose between smooth or click-stop aperture control by means of the corresponding CLICK ON/OFF switch located on the housing of the lens.
Typical Application1) Full to mid-body portraits
Alternatives (AF, 30..40 mm)
|Carl Zeiss Touit Planar T* 32mm F/1.8||2013||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/1.4 DC DN | C||2016||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/2.8 DN | A||2013||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/2.8 EX DN||2012||⊗|
|Sony E 35mm F/1.8 OSS (SEL35F18)||2012||⊗|
|Sony FE ZEISS Sonnar T* 35mm F/2.8 ZA (SEL35F28Z)||2013||⊗|