Sony AF 35mm F1.4 G A-mount lens review by Opus1966

reviewer#6418 date: Nov-20-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Minolta 50mm F1.4
price paid:900 CAN (used)
positive:- Fast lens
negative:- pricey
- Sharpness drops slightly at 1.4
comment:This is my new favourite prime.

I bought this lens used a couple of months ago and am very impressed. It replaced my 24-70CZ as the main lens on my camera and I love this lens.

I like to take a lot of available light shots, especially of the kids, indoors so I was attracted to it for its speed. When I got it and started to use it, I was in heaven.

It focuses fast (and apparently much faster on an a700) and the focal length (50mm equivalent) is great for taking shots indoors.

Yes, I wish it wasn't so expensive, but I do not consider that a negative. Quality costs and this lens IS quality.

The bokeh on this lens is wonderful. Just astounding.

One day, when the wife will let me, I wold love to get an a900 and see what this would do. FF wide angle with creamy bokeh……. yummy.

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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