Sony 35mm F1.8 OSS E-mount lens review by PhinioxGlade

reviewer#11676 date: Feb-4-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:SEL35F28Z
Sigma 60mm
Tokina MD Auto-Wide 35mm f2.8
Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 35mm f2.8
A bunch of other adapted 35mm lens
price paid:~500 AUD
Super sharp at f4
Included Hood
negative:Soft at 1.8
AF is useless in less than direct sun light
Pricy for a 35mm
comment:I dont like this lens. Too soft at 1.8, helps a ton stepping down to 2.8, even 2.2 is a huge improvement. Super sharp at f4, light drop by 8. The a3000 is less kind as your will see a drop in sharpness over the NEX standard 16mp. Auto focus might be helped by the new sensors with phase detect.

Examples (Graded)

I have tested this lens on the A7. Works very well in APS-C mode, less good in full frame. IN FF you will be cropping a lot but you get get a 18-20mp file out of it

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 13
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.69
  • build: 4.77
  • distortion: 4.54
  • flare control: 4.46
  • overall: 4.62 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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