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Sony 35mm f2.8 Sonnar T* FE ZA Lens (SEL35F28Z)


  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C & Full Frame E-Mount
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • Standard PRIME
  • Filter Size: 49mm

Product code: 191656 (4905524934731)

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Product Details

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Double-Sided Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 13.8"
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Perfect performance for the α7 series

The handling and convenience of this compact 35mm lens are enhanced by an internal focus mechanism that keeps its length constant during focusing. Lightweight design further augments portability as well as handling. All of this plus outstanding ZEISS resolution and contrast make this lens an ideal match for full-frame α7 series bodies.

ZEISS resolution from corner to corner

Outstanding resolution and contrast are the key features of this lens. Three double-sided aspherical elements effectively control spherical aberration, while extensive application of the ZEISS T* coating not only minimizes flare and ghosting for natural colour reproduction, but is instrumental in achieving impressive contrast as well.

Beautiful bokeh and low light performance

A maximum aperture of F2.8 facilitates shooting in a wide range of lighting conditions, with consistent image quality at all apertures. Bright lenses are often large, but a new focus lens group design allows a large maximum aperture in a compact lens. A circular aperture design contributes to gorgeous bokeh for smoothly defocused backgrounds.

Shoot with confidence anywhere

Some of the most exciting images are captured in challenging environments. A dust and moisture resistant design means that the lens will continue to perform reliably in moderately wet or dusty conditions, so you can shoot with confidence wherever those great shots are found.

Outstanding colour and contrast

The ZEISS T* coating is an important contributing factor, effectively suppressing spurious reflections that can degrade overall image quality. Flare and ghosting are reduced for enhanced colour and contrast that give images a deep, three-dimensional feel.

7-bladed circular aperture

The 7-blade circular makes it possible to achieve smoother, more natural defocusing in your images. Get creative with artistic blurring or 'bokeh' – and greater control over the depth of field.

Supplied dedicated hood matches the lens’ compact form

The supplied ALC-SH129 is a cap type lens hood. This design is a perfect match for the compact lens barrel, contributing to both portability and protection. A filter thread is provided in the lens hood itself, allowing 40.5mm filters to be attached while the lens hood is in use.

Product Reviews

based on 569 ratings This score is based on all expert and user reviews that TestFreaks has collected for this product. Reviews and scores are collected from more than 30 countries but only reviews in selected languages are shown below.
Lightweight, Image quality, Durable, Small, Features

Small, handy, solid, with good build quality and outstanding sharpness in the frame centre – for many people these features would be a recommendation good enough to purchase the lens. Providing that its price is right.

Photography BLOG

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA is an excellent wide-angle prime lens for Sony A7/A7 owners, offering the classic 35mm focal length in a small and portable package. At f/2.8 it may not be as bright as some people might wish, but at a mere 120g and 3.6cms in length, it makes for a very...


Fantastic little travel lens. Nice and harp most of the way. The supplied lens hood is a bit odd but will take a metal hood from a Sony rx which is excellent and allows for a filter and a lens cap. This rarely leaves my camera.

The Digital Picture

The Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA is a quality lens, performing well physically and optically. While f/2.8 is not an especially wide aperture for a 35mm prime lens, the diminutive size and ultra-light weight offset that feature limitation.

PC Magazine

The Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA is a compact, sharp wide-angle lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, but it's on the pricey side.


The Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA is undoubtedly a very good performer but it's not flawless. The image center is certainly of stunning quality but the borders and more so the corners can't quite follow. Very sharp images across the image field are still possible at medium apertures.

Imaging Resource

The new Sony FE 35mm ƒ/2.8 ZA Zeiss Sonnar T* lens is another fantastic fast prime lens for the Sony A7R and A7 full-frame mirrorless E-mount cameras and gives shooters an excellent, general purpose wide-angle focal length perspective that's great for travel and street photography as well as...

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I bought this days after I got my A73. this is my first lens for this body apart from the kit lens. I now own a few other Sony lenses for different purpose but this lens always stay on the camera. Good for travel and street photography. I have done landscapes and portraits too.


It came unexpected so disappointed by the lack of this feature. Even for only test image profiles for generating a JPEG to use when in mobility. This is a basic feature that lower price camera has and the lack of it surprised me very negatively

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I bought this lens for street photography. It is small and light and wholly inconspicuous. How does to work in this context - perfectly. Its fast and sharp and produces really good pictures.

Mix of impressions - good lens at open aperture, but comes to be bad where 2 stops down.


I am particularly fond of 35mm lenses, they just suit what I do. A 35 and 85 are pretty much all I need. This lens is really good, sharp all the way through, although I don't tend to use it below 5.6. Light weight, easy to carry.


purchased mainly as compact lens for urban/street photography - great little lens, Not especially wide but compensated for by camera's high iso capabilities.

Wex Photo Video

This lens is almost permanantley attached to my Sony A7s , it is small, light and delivers pin sharp photos. Perhaps not as fast as some would like at f2.8 max apeture but a faster lens would be bigger and heavier. It is perfect for me , I love it.


purchased mainly as compact lens for urban/street photography - great little lens, Not especially wide but compensated for by camera's high iso capabilities.


Zeiss Lenses never make you disappointed! -Sharpness > Great -Focus > Great -Size > Great -Build quality > Great

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I can Recommend for Portrait & Street Photography. But have to say I am a little disappointed with landscape. The 35mm is often called the wedding lens, I understand that now. I can totally recommend this excellent lens for that type of photography.

Excellent! Perfect size and weight for my Sony A7. Great image quality. Quiet focusing. Not sure how Sony packed so much into something so small! Perfect for travel, hiking. The price from Cameraworld makes it a must have item.

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