Sony 35mm F1.8 OSS E-mount lens review by artuk
|artuk#12169 date: Mar-9-2015|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 50mm f1.4|
Minolta 35mm f2
|positive:||Small and light|
Very good optical performance
|comment:||On APS-C E mount cameras this lens gives the "normal" field of view of a 50mm lens. It's small and light, has a reasonably fast aperture, and OSS. The OSS can work very well - I have achieved photo with shutter speeds of around 1/8-1/15s with good technique.|
Optically, it is very good overall, and probably better than the Sony 50mm for A mount. There is a little veiling which creates slight softness at full aperture, but it sharpens up nicely from around f2.2. As I use it as an available light lens, it's difficult to comment on the resolution across the frame, but I can't say I've seen any big problems with edges of the pictures.
Again, as a result of how I use it, I haven't noticed any big problems with colour fringing, though there seems to be a little. Flare control seems surprisingly good, and perhaps is of the general veiling type (rather than bright point spots of flare).
The focusing is generally quick on PDAF enabled cameras.
Overall, a very good lens. Just don't expect incredible sharpness at full aperture, but it's entirely useable.