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

reviewer#45824 date: Jan-22-2022
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Sigma 30 F1.4 DC DN C & EX DC
Sigma 30 F2.8 DN Art
Sony DT 30 F2.8 Macro SAM
Neewer 32 F1.6
Zeiss 32 F1.8 Touit
Rokinon 35 F1.2
Neewer 35 F1.2
Sony FE 35 F1.4 Distagon
Rokinon 35 F1.4 FE
Fotasy 35 F1.6 APS-C & Mini
Kaxinda 35 F1.7
Sony FE 35 F1.8
Rokinon 35 F1.8
Tamron SP 35 F1.8 USD
Minolta MD 35 F1.8
Sony E 35 F1.8 OSS
Sony DT 35 F1.8 SAM
Yongnuo EF 35 F2
7Artisans 35 F2
Minolta AF 35 F2
Tamron 35 F2.8 OSD
Rokinon AF 35 F2.8
Sony FE 35 F2.8 Sonnar
Minolta MC 35 F2.8
Vivitar 35 F2.8
Minolta 40 F1.7
Konica AR 40 F1.8
Sony FE 40 F2.5 G
Canon EF 40 F2.8 STM
Pentax-M 40 F2.8
Pentax-DA 40 F2.8 XS
price paid:950 USD (used, set)
positive:Distance encoder
Moderate corner shading
Lens Compensation
negative:Misalignment/variation
Chromatic aberrations
Low constrast
Busy backgrounds
comment:Purchased with a SAL50F14Z in a bundle deal from a Dyxum/Fred Miranda user who had recently upgraded to the native FE versions.

Obviously a 1987 design slightly updated for the 2000's. There is so much chromatic aberration wide-open. The background rendering is fairly busy too. I'd highly recommend the Tamron SP 35 F1.8 instead.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 51
  • sharpness: 4.55
  • color: 4.96
  • build: 4.80
  • distortion: 4.73
  • flare control: 4.71
  • overall: 4.75
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