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

reviewer#3333 date: Mar-3-2008
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:70-210/4
price paid:1575 CAD
positive:Sharp wide open

comment:Awesome lens! Perfect for concerts with not much light. Unbelivable sharpness on A700 wide open. Photos come punchy with perfect colors.
Best hood I've ever seen - full metal and on inside black matte fabric.
I don't recommend this lens for 7D - it has too weak motor or just bad AF. It hunts and very frequently miss the stop little bit - sometimes focus pass the target and sometime is little before target. I had to focus few times to hit the spot.

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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