Sony 35mm F1.8 OSS E-mount lens review by Reinhold_1

reviewer#12218 date: Mar-31-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Minolta AF 50/F1,7,
Minolta AF 50/F1,4,
Sony-Zeiss 50/F1,4 ZA SSM.
price paid:419,00 €
positive:Small, light, sharp, very sharp from F5.6, F1,8, built in OSS, pleasant feel, well built.
negative:A little soft at F1,8.
comment:The focal length is 52.5 mm on APS-C cameras, hence the comparison to the "fifties". Better than the Minoltas and getting close to the Sony-Zeiss. This 35mm lens is the third and indispensable of my travel gear (two cameras/ three lenses). Perfect walkaround lens. Overall: If you are in E-mount/APS-C - a must have!

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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