Sony AF 35mm F1.4 G A-mount lens review by sarapata1

reviewer#11918 date: Jul-24-2014
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:DP2 Merrill 30mm F2.8
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
price paid:xxx EUR
positive:Rich colours
Size & filter diameter
Focus hold button

negative:Not that sharp when focused to longer than portrait distances
Loud focusing
comment:I tried to use it as a "one lens" option for a few times and as a landscape lens too; apart from portraits, it didn`t deliver ... it is just not sharp enough, especially for a prime lens.

I sold it and bought DP2 Merrill - apart from the sheer resulution of its sensor, its lens is living up to the reputation - plenty sharp, corner to corner at what ever distance; the only advantage of Sony was the maximum aperture

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 50
  • sharpness: 4.57
  • color: 4.96
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.74
  • flare control: 4.72
  • overall: 4.77 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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