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

reviewer#7131 date: Mar-22-2010
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:Sigma70-200/2.8
price paid:1500 USD (new)
positive:Everything! Color,Bokeh,Edge to Edge sharp,Incredibly sharp wide open!

negative:Weight, but worth it after using!
comment:This lense is the easiest lense I own to use. It seems to do the work for me! I point, focus, and shoot. Everything that comes out of this piece of art seems perfect unless operator error screws it up. :( I have been very lucky to snap some incredible photos of my family over the last few weeks on vacation and can honestly say this lense will keep me engulfed in photography for a long time to come! It's ability to perform in low light is amazing and from what I read on this forum unmatched. Thank you Dyxum! Your reviews drove my lense choices and this was the GOLDEN EGG!!!!!

Edit: Price paid included tax, shipping, and 5 year extended warranty.

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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