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

reviewer#44311 date: Jun-4-2019
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:Sony Carl Zeiss 85mm f1.4 ZA Planar.
Sony Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.4 ZA Planar.
price paid:AU$1,034.00 as new
positive:Superbly sharp, beautiful Bokeh, ability to isolate the subject against its background with its shallow depth of field, accurate colour rendition, fastest maximum aperture in its class, tank-like build quality.
negative:Weight (but that comes with the build quality), screw focus (SSM would be nice), sometimes hunts focus in low light. Not weather sealed.
comment:Brilliant lens. One of the finest. 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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