If you are wondering how the new Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens holds up in the big leagues, this video review is for you! Also, be sure to subscribe to Manny’s channel, because his content is fantastic and you are bound to learn a ton know matter what your skill level is.
Basically in summary what I got out of this excellent comparison review by Manny is the FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens is actually sharper than the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Lens, weighs a fraction of the weight, costs half the price, and does not have the super easy to turn aperture ring which can be very annoying at times in the real world. Both lenses suffer from some fringing in super high contrast areas and the rendering of the Zeiss out of focus areas is a bit better overall.
After watching this comparison review this is a no brainer to me. I would absolutely 100% get the much cheaper new FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens over the faster, larger, heavier, and much more expensive FE 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss Lens.
Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens vs Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens