A 50mm prime lens will always be the go-to standard for any type of photography. This focal length provides a happy medium between a relatively wide view and the ability to get in close when needed. The Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA is one such lens, which offers a fast aperture and some of the
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Once you’ve been down the road of owning a bunch of prime lenses, you’re more likely to revel in the more obscure and specialist versions available. Common, highly touted, and pin-sharp primes are one thing, but there’s also an eagerness to find the lenses that produce their own individual character and look. One such lens
One of the nice side benefits of sitting squarely on the Sony camera platform is access to native ZEISS lenses. The relationship has been going on for many years, which means the average Sony user has a wealth of glass to choose from in many different focal lengths. To cover the slightly wide-angle side of
ZEISS has always been unconventional, striking its own path with what it considers world-class optics. This methodology has always seemed to be a success, despite some seemingly odd focal lengths along the way. This has been most recently characterized by the introduction of the ZEISS Touit 32mm f/1.8, available only for Fuji and Sony camera
If you’re after a standard viewpoint lens, this usually means grabbing hold of a 35mm or 50mm prime. Both of these focal lengths are good all-rounders, but as photographers, we have been programmed to adhere to these standards, which means the ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF is a weirdly in-between offering. This in-between focal length
The ZEISS Planar design, according to the company, is one of the most influential, borrowed – or to be polite – inspirational optical arrangements of all time. This is a system that just simply works and with the close link between Sony and ZEISS, the ZEISS Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA is one of
If you’ve been shooting images for long enough, you’ve surely chomped through quite a few lenses and know the worth of a good quality 50mm prime. A 50mm lens has just the right viewpoint for a bunch of uses which is why most photographers don’t mind laying down that extra bit of cash for a
There’s always a sense of regality when a ZEISS lens is strapped to a camera. This point doesn’t just come from knowing you have some of the best quality optics in your hand, but also with the latest designs, an extremely slick looking lens. I know that the look and design of a lens shouldn’t
When it comes to camera optics, there will always be examples that leave you cold as a fish or ones that make you giddier than a kid in a candy store. ZEISS has always been a brand that produces the sweetest optics, which is why we are taking a closer look at the ZEISS Milvus
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,
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
Lenses are expensive pieces of equipment. High-quality prime and telephoto lenses, for example, can cost thousands of dollars. You must, therefore, take care of them and understand how to properly maintain them. A simple process that is sometimes overlooked is cleaning the lens glass. The outer glass of a lens can become dirty over time.
I was quite happy being given the task of routing out the best 85mm lenses on the market, having gone through the process recently myself. An 85mm prime lens is traditionally a great focal length for portraits and a nice happy medium between image compression and medium telephoto. My reasoning and thought process for landing
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
When it comes to third-party lenses which boasts the best in quality, ZEISS is usually a name that tops the list. One such lens is the ZEISS Otus 55mm f/1.4 which had quite a bit of hype on its initial release and understandably. ZEISS has the reputation for top quality, but this is an expensive