If you’re in for a 50mm lens for your full frame E-mount then there’s not many (adapter-less) choices you can make. At the moment it’s either the manual focus 50mm Mitakon or the autofocus 55mm Zeiss you can grab, which is…just sayin’…the best auto focus lens ever, says DxOmark.
So, how do they compare?
The Mitakon feels very well built. The focus and aperture ring are nicely crafted and it’s a really heavy lens!
The Zeiss is built quite differently. It is lighter and smaller but does not lack any built quality. They’ve used a very silky smooth metal to build it. It feels just great.
IMAGE QUALITY/SHARPNESS COMPARISON
The Zeiss is the way lighter, not as fast, option that has autofocus.
The Mitakon is the heavier but faster option, and is better than I thought in terms of image rendition, but has its flaws wide open.
After having made this quick comparison it gets clearer and clearer to me that even the Zeiss would certainly have the same “issues” than the Mitakon if it could open a little wider. Especially in terms of chromatic aberration.