Sony Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by Rabid1

reviewer#10400 date: Jul-20-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 100 f/2.8
Tamron 90 f/2.8
Minolta 28-135mm "Handshake"
price paid:$1475 USD Like New
positive:Extremely Sharp
Beautiful Bokeh
Rich Colors
Near Zero CA
comment:I'm amazed at this lens! It instantly made me a better photographer :)

I love the 135mm focal length combined with the large 1,8 aperture. It's a very versatile combination.

Technically, the lens lives up to its reputation. Colors are realistic, distortion & CA are basically nonexistent.

Right now I'd say if I could only have one lens, I'd choose this!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 118
  • sharpness: 4.99
  • color: 4.91
  • build: 4.76
  • distortion: 4.97
  • flare control: 4.94
  • overall: 4.91 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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