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

reviewer#7472 date: May-25-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:35/2
price paid:1000 euro
positive:- Colours
- Tonality
- Sharpness
negative:- When using CPL hood is hard to fit
comment:My most used lens. 35mm on full frame is very versatile. Colour and tones are absolutely fabulous. I have read some reviews where sharpness is questioned. My copy is sharp wide open at f1.4 - but the depth of field is extremely narrow - and the rendering of what is out of focus is obviously soft.
I have previously had the 35/2. Sharp wide open as is raved about in the reviews, but not as good in the corners as 35G.

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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