Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by richiemccaw
|richiemccaw#12109 date: Jan-25-2015|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||140 (used)|
|positive:||Excellent value for money|
Focuses fast and accurately
No real complaints about this. This is an important quality since everyone has something to say about every piece of photography gear.
|negative:||Build quality. Lens feels a little flimsy but I'm not a professional so I am not going to need a tank. Works fine for me.|
|comment:||I had the choice of getting either the SEL35F18 for my Nex 6 or SAL35F18 for my a77ii. Looking at the price difference between both, I must say I am very very happy with my decision to go with the latter.|
Focuses very quickly and accurately. Images look very sharp.
I'm not big on peeping nor am I a good judge of colour/CA/distortion. Nonetheless, looking at the images and my usage over the past week, I can have no complaints at all with this lens.
However if you are a working professional, this lens may not withstand too many knocks given its flimsy build.
For those who have to make the same decision as me, i.e. getting it in the A or E mount, the SEL35F18 is built slightly better but costs quite a fair bit more for the OSS. If you dont mind the slightly bigger physical size, the SAL35F18 is a nobrainer.