Sony 135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF A-mount lens review by del23

reviewer#34780 date: Feb-17-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 135mm f1.8
Minolta 85 f1.4G
Minolta beercan (70-210 f4)
Minolta 300 APO HS G
price paid:900
positive:Unique lens, ok maybe not any more but I reffer to lens design. Sharp wide open but not as zeiss 135f1.8. Its a pleaseure to work with that lens, large and smooth focus ring, top build quality.
negative:Wide open not so sharp but it is acceptable, step down to 5.6 and STF became razor sharp. In some conditions STF are prone to have some kind of green flare in center of image.
comment:In one word, excellent!! Yes, its not perfect but you need to accept some negative side of that lens like MF, light transmision factor... OOF filed is so silky and smooth :)

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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