A Review of the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

A good wide-aperture 35mm lens is one of the most versatile lenses out there, popular for a wide range of photography and videography applications. This great video review takes a look at one such lens, the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this excellent video review takes a look at the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens. Though it is one of the more expensive options at the 35mm focal length, the Distagon T* offers an impressive feature set, including:

  • 12 elements in eight groups to minimize vignetting and spherical aberrations 
  • Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating for reduced reflections and increased clarity and contrast
  • One Advanced Aspherical and two aspherical elements for reduced astigmatism, field curvature, and coma
  • Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave Motor for quick and quiet autofocus suitable for both photo and video work 
  • Declickable aperture ring for video work
  • Dust- and moisture-sealing for working in inclement weather conditions
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA looks like it sits near the top of the line for anyone looking for excellent image quality and performance. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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2 Comments

Yin Ze's picture

i love the look of this lens but sony should give every owner a $1600 rebate if they buy the rumored 35 1.4 gm. it's simply not a sharp lens even at 24megapixel on a9. 50/1.4 zeiss is ridiculously good even on my a7riv. the sigma 35/1.2 and even 1.4 blow this away.

Patrick CLIGNY's picture

I have preferred the f/1.8, which is cheaper and lighter, and more convenient to the Sony A7c body.
Lens Rentals find it's a very good lens in this test https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2019/04/just-mtf-charts-sony-fe-mount-p... and much better at full aperture than the f/1.4 which look to be soft.