Review: Contax Sonnar 85mm f/2,8


Contax Sonnar 85mm f/2,8

An underdog, often overlooked because of its big brother the 85mm f/1.4, that indeed performs marvellously.

But this one is however one of the best Contax lenses ever made.


100% crops. Left center, right borders (on Canon 5D Mark II):



The Sonnar is compact like a 50mm lens, razor-sharp, has no troubles with flare, it is contrasty and has the marvellous Zeiss colors.

Its only problem is the maximum aperture, quite limited.

If this is not a concern for you then get one, and you will love it.

Rating: ★★★★★