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

reviewer#8211 date: Nov-8-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 CZ 16-35mm f2.8 SSM
Sony CZ 24-70mm f2.8 SSM
Minolta 35mm f2
Sony 50mm f1.4
Sony CZ 85mm f1.4
Sony CZ 135mm f1.4
price paid:€ 700 (2nd hand)
positive:3D effect
Color rendition
negative:None as far as I'm concerned, well.. ok the price maybe.
comment:I had a Minolta 35 f2, a great lens but oh boy this 35 f1.4 G is so much better and therefore worth the money.

People usually report this lens as "soft" at 1.4 and so was in doubt. I have always lusted this lens, now that I have it I’m really happy.

My lens is sharp at 1.4 (not the sharpest one), gets better as you stop down, but between f1.4 and f2.8 this lens is magical, produces a 3D effect and bokeh that is worth each single $

rating summary

lens image
  • 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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