Sony Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by ibordas
|ibordas#7406 date: May-5-2010|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G SSM|
Sony 85mm f1.4 ZA
Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro
Minolta 100mm f/2
Sony 135mm f2.8 (4.5) STF
Minolta 200mm f2.8 APO
Accurate & relative fast focus
Perfect for MF
Lens-Hood in metal too heavy
|comment:||This lens is simply a joy to use. I own a very nice collection but I can say with assurance that this lens is my best lens ever.|
I gave a 4 for Build rating as I find the lens hood not that much appropriate, would be better to have a carbon lens hood, and the lack of SSM.
I find myself using this lens very much between 1.8 and 2 and sometimes going at 2.8/4 , tried some landscape shots at 5.6, it's razor sharp.
Since I own this lens I don't use anymore my beloved Min. 200 2.8
I prefered this lens to STF, & don't regret a second the switch.
The bokeh is not as creamy but is still wonderful for a "normal" lens.
UPDATE : I'm now using the 70-200 G lens hood on the 135/1.8 ZA, it fits perfectly and it's much more practical to use with c.pol and less heavy. I found the perfect compromise :)