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

reviewer#3586 date: May-12-2008
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:M-AF 2/100mm
M-AF 2,8/200mm Apo
Σ 2,8/70mm-210mm Apo
price paid:25k CZK
positive:sharpness (as CZ standard)
colour and contrast transmission (as CZ standard)
flare (as CZ standard)
excelent build (as CZ standard)
long running of manual focusing ring (~ 105° - 120°)
negative:non-compatible with my older D7 (2001), but compatible with my new D7 (2005)
comment:Two questions:
- Why does this lens have two different serial numbers: in CZ inscriptions near filter and in Sony infos near bayonet?
- Is this construction (by massiveness) for middle format cameras (~ 6×4,5)?

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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