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

reviewer#10798 date: Dec-22-2012
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:Everything
price paid:1100
positive:Best build quality of any lens I've ever owned. Sharper than anything in existance (almost). Rediculous bokeh.
comment:It's perfect. Perfect to hold, perfect optical quality, feels like money in your hands. It takes shots that are simply amazing...feats of optical quality that will leave you breathless. It quite simply is sony's best lens and any makers best 135mm.

11/12 Update

Still have it. In fact, it's the only reason I still shoot A mount because this lens does wonders for my wedding work. It's my favorite lens out of the 40 plus I've owned in the past three years. If only Nikon had AF for their Zeiss APO or an updated 135mm Nikkor- but alas, this still is the one and only 135mm 1.8 Zeiss. It truly is special.

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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