Sony Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by BMW_M3
|BMW_M3#3406 date: Mar-28-2008|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sal 1680 Za|
KM 28-75 2.8
|price paid:||1349 USD|
Build is great, heavy, but no problem
Hood is very well designed too.
Fast focus compared to the 85 mm ZA
|negative:||CA at wide aperture.|
A bit costly, but worth every cent
|comment:||This lens is by far the sharpest lens I've owned. It's fantastic. Even wide open. I did a few shots of people at 5-10 meters wide open indoors, and it's amazingly sharp. it takes some practice to fully use this lens, due to veeery thin DOF at large aperture and close subjects. At 72 cm and 1,8, the DOF is only 1,5 mm. That has it's uses indeed. I used this lens at a theatre where flash photography is prohibited, and the results stunned me. Contrast and colors are unbelievable.|
It is as stated in other reviews, heavy. This is no problem, it only helps you to hold the camera and lens still in low light situations.
I will enjoy this lens immensely in the spring when there is more light outdoors and the world isn't all gray any more..
Flare is no problem, due to t* coating and hood, and besides, I rarely take photos including the sun at 135 mm :-)
If you ever get the chance, go get one!