Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Review

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This is perhaps the most excited I have been waiting for a lens to arrive. The Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens was released earlier this year and just now started shipping. My lens arrived and I got right to testing. One of the issues I have had with Sony is that the majority of the lenses available in FE format are f/4.0 aperture lenses. When I shot with Canon, I was used to my prime lenses offering as wide as a f/1.2 aperture. Shallow depth of field was my thing. I loved it. At first, switching to Sony was a sacrifice in that area. Of course, there were many other features of the Sony platform that caused me to switch. I knew wide lenses would come soon. Enter the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens, a beautiful lens with focus fall-off so smooth and creamy that my mouth waters. A few months ago, I purchased a Mitakon Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95 Lens because I wanted some of that bokeh I was so used to getting with Canon but had to sacrifice autofocus and the ability to control my aperture with the camera. This turned out to be a lot of fun, so when I read that the Sony 35mm f/1.4 was going to have the option to adjust aperture manually, I was excited. Full manual is a lot of fun but it is stressful. You really need to know what you are doing as a photographer to shoot with a fully manual lens. Now that I …