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

reviewer#10889 date: Feb-1-2013
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:N/A
price paid:
positive:Sharp focus.
Great color.
Quality build.
Pleasing Bokeh.
negative:Heavy (however it's a negative I can live with).
comment:In my short experience with Minolta/Sony lenses, I believe this is definitely the best lens I own. The images it produces are amazing. It's super sharp, great color and pleasing Bokeh. Since owning this lens I now aspire to get more CZ lenses.

Note on price paid: I made a bulk purchase from someone who was leaving Sony. I was blessed to get a mint a77, CZ135, SAL100M28, HVL-F58AM, Sony camera bag, a Black Rapid sling as well as a few other bits & bobs. The price paid is only an average.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania