This is my second day with the new Sony A7RII. I am glad to say I am not here to review the camera. There are many reviewers out there touting the greatness of this little beast. I am just here to Show and Tell what this little puppy can do with the big dog 135mm 1.8 ZA.
After taking the camera out today for a lunch time walk with the Zeiss 135mm 1.8, It became obvious why I would never ever in a million years part with this lens. Cameras come and go, but great lenses last for ever and the 135mm 1.8 will go down in history as one of the best ever made.
Using the Sony LA-EA4 adapter with the A7RII allowed me to mount the 135mm 1.8 ZA lens on the camera and use it with it’s auto focus capability. Keep in mind this lens uses a screw driven focus mechanism which only the LA-EA4 adapter can accommodate at this time. Newer lenses with the SSM focus can be used with the LA-EA3 which does not have the screw drive or mirror in it.
None the less, the lens is heavy and way off balance on the A7RII. But, when you want the best you put up with a little inconvenience knowing the end justifies the means.
The 135 paired with the the A7RII yields amazing results. Well, at least it did today in bright day light. From past experience, it works like magic in low light as well with the A6000 and A99. However, the 42 megapixels of the A7RII really shows what this lens can do. So much so that I just cancelled my Batis 85 order.
Below are some photos taken today along with some 100% crops as well.
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Anyway, Don’t let the size and weight put you off. This ens rocks !
Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 ZA Gallery