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

reviewer#41964 date: Nov-24-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 50 f1.4
Minolta 50 f1.7
M42 35mm options
price paid:700 CAD
positive:Perfect focal length for street photography
Easy to find on used market
9 inch minimum focus distance
negative:CA wide open
Needs micro adjust
comment:I love this focal length. It matches the field of view of my eye much closer than the 50mm standard. I love the 35mm as a travel lens. Covers portraits, street photography, cityscapes, low light interiors and with a 9 inch minimum focus you can get close ups of many smaller items. The build quality is solid and the new sony coatings are excellent. I have two video reviews on this lens with lots of samples and 100% crops. So go give them a watch I'll show you how good the lens is and you can see with your own eyes colour, sharpness and Bokeh samples!

rating summary

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  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.57
  • color: 4.96
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 4.76
  • flare control: 4.73
  • overall: 4.77 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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