Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Officially Announced

Sony today announced the long-awaited Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA wide-angle prime lens.

Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA prime is the fastest FE lens Sony has produced to date. This lens also has a 9-blade circular aperture plus three aspherical elements and a Zeiss T* coating.

It uses a Direct Drive SSM focus system that promises quiet and fast focusing. The lens has a dedicated aperture ring with a button that can switch it from smooth to ‘clicky’. As one would expect from a high-end lens, the 35mm F1.4 is also weather-sealed.

Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Becomes Official

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Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Price and Availability

Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA wide-angle prime lens will ship in April for $1,598.

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Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Specifications

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to 16
  • One AA & Three Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF System
  • Physical Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12″
  • Dust and Moisture Resistant
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Circular 9-Blade Diaphragm

From the Sony’s press text

ZEISS® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL35F14Z) Full-frame Wide Angle Lens

This new ZEISS® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA full-frame wide angle prime showcases legendary ZEISS® optical performance in a compact design.

With a minimum focusing distance of approximately 12 inches, the ZEISS® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 is the first E-mount lens to feature an exceptionally fast aperture of F1.4.  The lens has a 9-bladed circular aperture, which makes it a superior choice for creating smooth bokeh (defocus) during portrait shooting.  It also performs extremely well in low-light shooting scenarios or for simple everyday photographs.

The new 35mm prime lens produces stunning corner-to-corner sharpness – even at maximum aperture – thanks to its advanced optical design with 3 aspherical elements including one Sony advanced aspherical element and a 9-bladed circular aperture.  It also features ZEISS® T* coating that suppresses flare and ghosting for natural color reproduction and excellent contrast.

Additionally, the lens has a Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) system that enables whisper-quiet precision focusing, even at the shallowest depth of field.  A dedicated aperture ring can be set for smooth, continuous operation – ideal for movie-makers – or with click-stops to provide tactile feedback when shooting still images.  The ZEISS® Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 is also dust and moisture resistant design for reliable operation when shooting outdoors.