The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF and the Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF is the longer of the two lenses at 93mm. The Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS with a length of 45mm is 48mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF also has a larger diameter of 91mm compared to Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS's 63mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS weighs 155g, 57% (206g) lighter than the Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF's weight of 361g.
Both Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF and Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 40mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 60mm.
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 60mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.