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

reviewer#4588 date: Dec-28-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Nikkor 135/2 ais
Nikkor 135/2 DC

price paid:1150 USD (NEW)
positive:+Sharp and contrasty even @ F/1,8
+Colors are excellent without a aparent cast
+Well buildt
negative:-Focusring has a small play so when you move it back and forth it moves a little. This makes for a poor MF

comment:Highly recommended portrait lens for those who shoot a full frame camera,

Given it relies on the in camera motor its not very well suited for sports, since the A900 motor leaves alot to be desired as far as speed goes. (and AF of course)

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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