Sony Carl Zeiss 135mm F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* A-mount lens review by Spirit36

reviewer#7539 date: Jun-6-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.2
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:Minolta 85mm, F1.4G
price paid:
positive:Sharp wide open
negative:Slow and noisy AF
Not Minolta colors
comment:This lens is now away to it's second repair - that is not a good build quality. This lens feels like a tank but it is'nt.

I really struggled to get the right sharpness with the A700, but with the A850 it is perfekt even wide open.

With that price tag it really should have SSM.

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