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

reviewer#2905 date: Nov-3-2007
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:
price paid:1100
positive:Build, sharpness, color, bokeh.
negative:Heavy, but that doesn't really bother me at all.
comment:I read other reviews about how heavy this lens is but was still surprised when I picked it up for the first time. This lens is a beast! Feels as heavy as my 28-70 2.8G! I love this lens and find that carrying this lens and my 85 1.4 with the A700 and Maxxum 9 (1.5x and full frame) gives me a lot of options. Great portrait lens on the Maxxum 9. I picked this one up as a demo from B&H and saved some money and the lens was like new. Highly recommended. It's a great lens.

rating summary

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  • 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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