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

reviewer#11705 date: Feb-26-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:DT 16-50/2.8 SSM
DT 35mm/1.8 SAM
price paid:400 USD New
positive:Small, Light, Well Built, Sharp and Stabilized
comment:Wonderful lens for E-mount APS-C format. I like this focal length for its versatility, and previously covered it with DT 35/1.8 SAM on a55 and also on NEX-3. I discovered eventually that I was using the lens on NEX more than on a55 which usually had the fantastic 16-50/2.8. So, with upgrade to NEX-6, I replaced DT 35/1.8 with the more expensive E 35/1.8 OSS.

Excellent lens, and perhaps a must have... although the price has held well for 1.5 years or more. I got mine during a brief discount by Sony.

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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