Sony 135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF A-mount lens review by nonac5

reviewer#5228 date: Apr-13-2009
sharpness: 2.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.3
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:old stf
price paid:1071 USD (new)
positive:new design
negative:less sharpness than the old stf
distortion on the edges
comment:my father owns uses the "old" stf lens for more than 10 years - an I'm using it since about 5 years.
one month ago i bought the new sony stf in the UK's for 820Euro ... and I'm very disappointed.
in comparison to the old lens the new lens is scrap. first I thought the lens has a productionfailure - but after an
Support Request i got the messages "works as designed"

i tested both on my A900

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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