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

reviewer#11083 date: Apr-27-2013
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:Minolta 135/2.8
Sony 70-200/2.8
Sony 85/1.4
price paid:1600 USD (new)
positive:extremely sharp
bokeh and colors
negative:slightly slow AF
no weather seal
no SSM
front element starts to rattle after some time because of too heavy hood.
comment:My favorite one among all A-mount lenses.
Outstanding performance at all apertures. Work of art. Pure definition of great bokeh and sharpness.

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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