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

reviewer#3389 date: Mar-21-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:85/1.4 Zeiss,
Many pro nikon optics..
price paid:1550e
positive:Sharp sharp sharp. Awesome build quality!
negative:not really nothing... maybe price, size and lack of SSM. ;)
comment:Awesome optic, so sharp even from full aperture. Great build quality.. hard to find anything to complain about..
I love mine 85/1.4 Zeiss, but it seems that this is even more sharper..:)
Size was also little surprise, this thing is HUGE ;)
This 135 Zeiss need definetly FF pro body to go with, so I cant wait the new FF sony... but all I can say about this optic is that its tack sharp, great build quality.. SSM would be great, but anyway AF seems to be quite fine even now with a700. Both, this and 85/1.4 zeiss are awesome optics, highly recommended!

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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