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

reviewer#10620 date: Oct-25-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Sony , Minolta and CZ zooms and primes.
price paid:219 (new)
negative:Nothing so far but I've only used it indoors with controlled lighting.
comment:Beautiful, lightweight, colorful, sharp lens. Attached to a77 results ~52mm focal length. In controlled lighting, stopped down and with the right recipe in ACR this thing produces exceptional results and just absolutely worth the price. I gave a 5 rating for flare but I havent used it outdoors so I cant really say, but rather given it the benefit of the doubt. I gave the build rating a 5 because its so lightweight, making it easy to carry and shoot long portrait sessions with, I dont care if it's plasticy and not built like a tank.

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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