Sony 135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF A-mount lens review by JakobProgsch

reviewer#11226 date: Jun-30-2013
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:Zeiss 135/1.8
Minolta 70-200/2.8 G SSM
price paid:1300 CHF (new)
complete lack of vignetting
image quality overall
solid build
comment:Fascinating lens that shows a kind of "perfection" no other lens I know of does. Great sharpness, perfect bokeh and no vignetting. Most lenses only do sharpness well, have meh-ok bokeh (in comparison) and accept some amount of vignetting.
Admittedly from a practical point I tend to use the Zeiss over the STF most of the time. But I still don't ever see myself selling this one.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 43
  • sharpness: 4.90
  • color: 4.95
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.86
  • flare control: 4.77
  • overall: 4.86 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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