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

reviewer#11286 date: Aug-3-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Rokinon 35mm f1.4
Minolta 50mm f1.7
Minolta 50mm f1.4
price paid:189 USD
positive:Lightweight
Low light performance
Low price
Great IQ for money
negative:Plastic
APS-C only
Noisy AF
comment:This lens is an underdog. The plastic build doesn't hint about the ability this lens has on APS-C cameras. The motor noise will never be heard when people are looking at your prints. They also won't know your lens body is plastic. Great value

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
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