I just recently bought a Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4. Yes it big and heavy but I got work to pay for me buying a used one. Every time I power on the camera (A7ii), it sounds like a motor expanding and then relaxing the aperture. Is this normal? Other than that, it works just fine and pics a crisp as expected. The sound/motor does not persist during operation.
ALSO: Because I bought that lens on a whim I am wanting to know its capabilities in general. I just came over to Sony mirrorless and got the A7ii used which came with the Zeiss 35mm 2.8. Love the combo because its so small. Here are the types of photos I want to take seriously: landscape, environmental portraits (mainly rock climbing and mountaineering - so a need to have good clarity on the subject and also show their surroundings, and traditional portraits.
The reason I bought the 35mm f1.4 is that it is supposed to be "the best e-mount lens available". Wouldn't want to take the risk if it were my own money so took advantage of the offer. Now I am in a strange predicament. Because I'm always climbing, do I just stick with the 35 2.8 and get a portrait lens, or keep both? Is the image quality that much different? I guess my other option would be to trade the 35mm f1.4 for a great portrait lens. If I go that route, what should I choose?