Sony 135mm F2.8 T4.5 STF A-mount lens review by Dryce
|Dryce#9378 date: Sep-1-2011|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||85mm F2.8, 70-300G|
|positive:||Well built, sharp, bokeh.|
|negative:||Manual focus. Effectively 200mm equivalent on APS-C.|
|comment:||Lives up to its reputation. Very sharp.|
It's easy to see why there are so many flower and plant shots with this lens - as these display its ability to declutter the background (and foreground). It's a pity it doesn't focus closer. It would make a great macro.
I find it a bit of a struggle to manual focus on a A700. There's no focus confirmation. A cheap Seagull 2.3x flip up focus magnifier from Hong Kong (looks suspiciously like the Sony equivalent) helps solve this problem but slows down composition of shots.
So using this lens is a different experience in terms of pace of work and its abilities.