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

reviewer#29636 date: Jul-20-2016
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Sigma 30/1.4 (e-mount)
price paid:1100PLN/270USD (used
positive:- overall IQ
- size
- built quality
negative:- CA
- sharpness could be better
- "onion" pattern in OOF bright spots
comment:A wonderful example how to make decent, small and reasonably priced lens (especially second-hand - Sony, we need more such lenses!). Prone to heavy CA in certain situations but overall IQ is great.
Also suffers from "onion" bokeh (probably due to use of aspherical element).

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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