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

reviewer#10502 date: Sep-11-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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:CZ 85 f/1.4
Minolta 100 f/2
Minolta 200 f/2.8
price paid:1295 USD
positive:Everything. Very few other lenses (A-mount and beyond) are so close to perfection.
negative:Cross your finger so that the front element of your copy can forever withstand that huge and heavy hood.
comment:Once you correctly manage the extremely thin DOF at large aperture settings, you will have in your hands a miraculous tool.

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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