Sony’s BEST ALL-AROUND Full Frame Prime Lens?? Batis 40mm F/2 Lens vs Sony 55mm f/1.8 Lens vs Sony 35mm f/2.8 Lens…

In Sony lens review style video Jason Vong will go over what he believes are the best all around prime lenses for the Sony camera system.

I can tell you he loves the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens which you can pick up for $1299 BHPhoto | Amazon, but depending on your needs I would also strongly consider the the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens which you can get for $998 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

The Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens is also a great option and you can pick it up for $798 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon

The Sony 55mm is not as wide as the 40mm Batis, but does offer a faster f/1.8 aperture and a little more focal length which I tend to prefer for portrait separation in particular. However, you can get much closer to your subject with the 40mm Batis which makes it better for a lot of other situations like product photography for example. You really can’t go wrong with a number of lenses though, and the Zeiss Batis has a special look that it produces that is hard to match.

The 35mm lens offers a significantly wider view than the 55mm but does not offer as fast as an aperture when compared to either the 40mm or 35mm. It also is not the greatest for portraits, because of the 35mm wider view and slower aperture, but is still a great option for street photography and many photojournalist type scenarios.

The biggest advantage of the Batis 40mm over the Sony 55mm and 35mm is the excellent minimum focus distance of 9.45″ / 24 cm.

Jason Vong – Published on Apr 23, 2019

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens

ZEISS Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens

Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • APS-C Effective Focal Length = 60mm
  • Distagon Optical Design
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Four Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Floating Elements System
  • ZEISS T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • OLED Display for Focus Distance and DoF
  • Linear Autofocus Motor
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Minimum Focus Distance = 9.45″ / 24 cm
  • Filter Thread = 67mm
  • Weight = 12.7 oz / 361 g
  • Price = $1299 @ BH | AMZ
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Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • APS-C Effective Focal Length = 82.5mm
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance = 1.64′ / 50 cm
  • Filter Thread = 49mm
  • Weight = 9.9 oz / 281 g
  • Price = $998 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
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Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens

Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens

Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • APS-C Effective Focal Length = 52.5mm
  • Three Double-Sided Aspherical Elements
  • Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Linear Autofocus Motor; Internal Focus
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance = 13.78″ / 35 cm
  • Filter Thread = 49mm
  • Filter Thread = 40.5 mm (via Hood)
  • Weight = 4.2 oz / 120 g
  • Price = $798 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
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