After heading up to The Photography Show at the NEC, Birmingham last month, it's safe to say I got slightly distracted at the Zeiss stand. I have always been a massive fan of Zeiss lenses and when I made the transition from Canon to Sony, my first purchase was, of course, the legendary 55mm F1.8 (the sharpest of the sharpest). I have since added to this collection with the Batis range, namely the 18mm F2.8 which has been stuck to the front of my A7ii for landscape photography ever since.
So, when I got talking to the marketing team on the Zeiss stand at the NEC, I couldn't help but ask if they would be kind enough to lend me the Loxia 35mm F2 to see if I should add it to my mirrorless setup. I have heard so many good things about this lens, from its incredible image quality to its glorious manual focus and aperture controls. Three weeks passed and to my amazement, this turned up at the doorstep:
I am so excited to be able to put this lens through its paces with an upcoming road trip to the South of France! With my current 18, 55 and 85mm lens setup, I have been keen to bridge that wide angle - street photography gap with a 35mm ever since selling the Sony 28mm F2. So, how will this lens fit with my shooting style? Stay tuned as I take it through its paces in the home of street photography.
A massive thank you to the marketing team at Zeiss for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to finding out how this focal length, partnered with the incredible manual focus control, will work for street and travel photography.