Outstanding resolution and contrast are the key features of this lens. Three double-sided aspherical elements (six aspherical surfaces) effectively control spherical aberration, while extensive application of the Zeiss T* coating not only minimizes flare and ghosting for natural color reproduction, but is instrumental in achieving impressive contrast as well.
The handling and convenience of this wide angle lens for 35mm full frame format bodies is significantly improved by the use of an internal focus mechanism that keeps the length of the lens constant during focusing. The light weight of this model also enhances portability as well as handling. All of this plus compact dimensions and outstanding image quality make the SEL35F28Z an ideal match for the full-frame α7-series full frame E-mount bodies.
Bright F2.8 maximum aperture
A bright maximum aperture of F2.8 enhances shooting convenience, particularly since the same high image quality is maintained at all aperture settings. Bright lenses usually end up being physically large, but in this case a new focus lens group design has made it possible to achieve a large maximum aperture in a compact unit. A circular aperture design delivers gorgeous bokeh for smoothly defocused backgrounds.
Dust and moisture resistant design
Like the α7-series full frame E-mount bodies, critical areas of the lens exterior feature dust and moisture resistant seals that help to ensure reliable operation even in adverse environmental conditions. The lens exterior features an elegant aluminum finish, adding sophistication that is consistent with the high quality standards implied by the Carl Zeiss name.
Supplied dedicated hood matches the lens’s compact form
The supplied ALC-SH129 lens hood is a cap type similar to the ALC-SH113 lens hood supplied with the SEL30M35 and SEL20F28. This design is a perfect match for the compact lens barrel, contributing to both portability and protection. A filter thread is provided in the lens hood itself, allowing 40.5mm filters to be attached while the lens hood is in use.