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

reviewer#4138 date: Sep-27-2008
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:sony 50mm 1.4
Sigma 70mm 2.8 Macro
Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro
Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro
price paid:1199 usd(used)
positive:sharp sharp sharp!
Awesome build.
solid feel focusing.
negative:CA when wide open in high contrast shooting. Weight imbalance when mounted on a body without a vertical grip
comment:Wish I had all the Zeiss Glass!

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania