How good is the new Sony ZEISS 55mm f/1.8?

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How good is the new Sony ZEISS 55mm f/1.8?
10 months ago

How good is the new Sony ZEISS 55mm f/1.8? Rhetorical question:

Considering the 55mm f/1.8 is about the same at f/1.8 as the benchmark Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 is at f/2.8, and after that leads the Canon by about 1 stop, I would say the ZEISS is very good. Not to mention the ZEISS has no distortion where the Canon has pretty hefty 1.3% barrel.

I think the ZEISS is a superb lens and easily worth the money if you shoot in the f/1.4 to f/4 region, if you shoot in f/5.6 and up it is still plenty good, but so are other 50mm lenses.

From my blog:

Zeiss 55mm f/1.8: http://erphotoreview.com/wordpress/?p=4209

Canon 50 mm f/1.4: http://erphotoreview.com/wordpress/?p=4352

The two are about the same size:

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