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

reviewer#29656 date: Aug-12-2016
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 used to own this lens
compared to:SEL 24/1.8 CZ
SEL 18-105/4 G OSS
FD 50/1.8 Canon
price paid:430 €
positive:Sharpness from f2.8 and color, OSS
Small and light
Familiarly tight MF ring
negative:Soft wide open
comment:My biggest problem was no OSS on 24/1,8 CZ. I decided after few years patient waiting to buy 35/1,8 OSS, as my feeling was, that there will be no 24/1,8 lens with OSS for aps-c or aps-c body with IBIS.

Lovely small lens for low light shooting and for jacketable combo. OSS can bring shutter speed easily up to 1/10s. If to take more shots, 1/5s can give enough sharp shot too.

MF ring feels familiarly tight compared to 24/1,8 CZ. When right position selected, it stays better on position. Can be, that 24/1,8 MF ring was more tight when I bought it in 2012, but so it is for now.

Lens is sold. My copy has been not good enough compared to 24/1,8CZ and I have used 35/1,8 OSS too little compared to 24/1,8CZ, despite to idea to use it's OSS.

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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