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

reviewer#7388 date: May-3-2010
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:Incomparable!
price paid:L1,014
positive:Just about everything
Bokeh superb - silky smooth
Fast autofocus
negative:Affordability !
comment:I have seen so many good shots on this forum taken using this lens, I ventured away from my Zoom lens preference. I pleased I did. First observations...

Solidly built, fast and accurate autofocus, and the wide aperture produces a superb silky bokeh unlike any other lens I have.

I will revise comments when I have had the opportunity to use this lens for a wider range of applications.

Having had the opportunity to use this lens a lot more.. I cannot praise it enough. It does exactly what it says on the sharp bright ... will it ever leave my kit? I very much doubt it!

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