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

reviewer#10917 date: Feb-13-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 DT 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6
price paid:190 USD (new)
Extremely lightweight.
AF doesn't hunt.
comment:Obviously the lenses I have to compare this to are not a very apples to apples comparison. I will say though, the lens is very sharp, the AF doesn't hunt and seems accurate(though I have made no hard comparisons). I will also mention that my wife(who rarely uses the camera mind you) always notices when one of the other lenses is on because the 35 is so light and easy to shoot with.

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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