We all have those times in our lives where quality comes first above everything else. We can still keep a close eye on the overall price, but it’s the end results that are paramount. In the world of optics, the ZEISS name usually pops to the top of the list of being no compromise glass,
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ZEISS lenses have always commanded a certain level of respect in the optics world. The company seems to have been around since quality optics became a thing, first making microscopes, then putting all that scientific knowledge into camera optics. Fast forward roughly a century and a half and the company is still producing world-renowned glass.
Having the opportunity to review the best ZEISS lenses on the market is a bit like being given the opportunity to review the best Ferrari models currently available. Basically, being able to get my greasy paws on the best and most exclusive items from a certain product area. The German manufacturer has whipped up its
The Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 ZA when it was first announced, it only the second 35mm lens for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. The other being the 35mm f/2.8 ZA. The new model brings significant upgrades, the most obvious being a wider aperture. This also means the lens is heavier and carries a higher price tag.
Adding an extra level of quality to the front of your camera can come in various guises. There are lenses that are the same as your camera brand or you could go the third-party route. Arguably, some of the highest quality third-party lenses currently available are from ZEISS. One of these being the ZEISS Batis
The 85mm focal length has been a traditional standard for portrait shooters, both in and out of the studio. While there are plenty of lenses on the market which can cover this ground, what if you want the best of the best and are willing to pay for it? The ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 provides
It has to be said, that Zeiss lenses have that little extra something above the average crop of lenses. It’s not just the overall sharpness, but the rendition of the final image that adds that extra level of quality. If you currently own one of Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, then you have access to the
There are times in our photography careers where we simply want the best optically when it comes to our lenses. One of the consistent leaders at this end of the spectrum is ZEISS. The company has a long history of high-end, optical quality and this is reflected in one of their latest prime lenses, the