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

reviewer#8677 date: Feb-19-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:1200 USD (new)
positive:Colors are excellent
Very useful focal length
Perfect bokeh (in my opinion)
Perfectly built
Short MFD
negative:Not razor sharp (until f/2.8)
comment:One of my favorite lens. (other ones- Minolta 85/1.4, CZ135/1.8, Minolta 200/2.8G APO HS)
This lens is always in my bag - I like portraits and street photos, landscapes and even pseudo-macro...
Perfect in everything, produce photos with volume even if there is no any volume in real life.

rating summary

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  • 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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