Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by rsf3127

reviewer#10605 date: Oct-19-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:MinO 28mm 2.8
MinO 50mm 1.7
Sony 20mm 2.8
Sony 16-105mm
Tamron 90mm macro
Canon 50mm 1.8 EFII
price paid:174 USD (new)
negative:Chromatic Aberration
comment:Already sharp WO. Improves a nice bit by 2.8.
CA is there at 1.8 and is improved a little bit when stopped down, but never disappears. It is my only gripe whit this lens.
Over all, a great performer for the price.
It is my usual walkaround lens on the a35, a700 and NEX-5N.
So far, has been surpassed only by the Tamron 90 macro and the Canon 50mm in my lens set.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 103
  • sharpness: 4.72
  • color: 4.62
  • build: 3.41
  • distortion: 4.48
  • flare control: 4.37
  • overall: 4.32 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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