Sony 135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF A-mount lens review by joestealthmode
|joestealthmode#11359 date: Oct-1-2013|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 85mm f/1.4 ZA|
Minolta 200mm f/2.8 HS APO G
|price paid:||1100 USD open box|
|negative:||The STF function is 100% manual, but I knew what I bargained for.|
Not really a good lens for being indoors.
I wish the hood was not plastic, but it is at least good plastic.
|comment:||Before buying this lens, try to know what you are getting first. This thing is everything I bargained for. It makes my work look like it has melted oil painting backgrounds. I've used it on an A99, A77 and A900. On the A77 you really need to be outside and with good light or posted on a tripod with a fairly still subject or you'll risk being above ISO 400 and ISO 800 really ruins the shots on the A77. Since the A99 and A900 have decent ISO 800-1600+ you can work with a little less light. Wide open this lens looks pretty darn good. Play around with the STF and you get a better idea of what your shot is going to look like. On the A99 and A77, the EVF is spot on and Focus Peaking really makes the biggest weakness of this lens manageable.|