Sony AF 35mm F1.4 G A-mount lens review by existensmaximum
|existensmaximum#39930 date: Sep-6-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 28 mm f/2|
Sony 50 mm f/1.4
Minolta 50 mm f/1.4
|price paid:||€464 (used, EBAY)|
|positive:||Color - The rendition is beyond beautiful! Magical! Superb contrast and saturation, wow!|
Bokeh - Absolutely stunning, a dream lens for artistic and dream-like creaminess. I can't praise this enough!
Sharpness - Creates very sharp pictures on my A99 II at 42 MP
Size/weight - Quite compact and easy to carry
Versatility - Incredible walk-around-lens for street photography and almost anything and everything.
Smooth manual focusing
Quick auto focus
|negative:||The build quality is a bit of a letdown for me, considering the price. The rubber on the bottom side of the lens is about to come off (bad glue?) which seems like a very common issue.|
|comment:||Very usable at f/1.4 but noticeably sharper from f/2, but the bokeh and artistic possibilities you get at f/1.4 are absolutely stunning. Not really usable for portraits in my opinion because of the focal length and distortion, where the 50 mm f/1.4 really shines. Many many leagues better than my Minolta 28 mm f/2 which I never use anymore. |
I would never ever pay full price for this lens new, but it's easily worth at least ~500-600 Euros (600-700 USD).