Sony 135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF A-mount lens review by robertsmx
|robertsmx#10023 date: Mar-12-2012|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 90mm/2.8|
Minolta 200G APO HS
|price paid:||1100 USD (Used)|
Did I say, bokeh AND sharpness?
|negative:||Some CA (wide open)|
No MF confirmation (but non issue with Focus Peaking)
|comment:||Fantastic. Superb. Excellence. Perhaps the most underrated benchmark. The only downside would be lack of AF to most people and to many who are okay with MF but not so much without a focus confirm. This should not be an issue for people with MF assist features (as in EVF prescribed 7x-14x zoom). |
And speaking of MF Assist, here is something I was not expecting: Focus Peaking works! So, my NEX-3 may see this lens quite a bit, a reason I got the NEX-3 was to use MF lenses. But, I had absolutely no trouble focusing with SLT-A55 via the EVF at all (not using the 7x-14x zoom).
This lens could even substitute for a macro lens, unless a magnification better than 1:4 is desired.