Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by Aavo

reviewer#11071 date: Apr-25-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony 16-80 Zeiss, Sony 1,4/50
price paid:250 euro (new)
positive:Great sharpness and color
negative:This lens is not build to last forever.
comment:About 50% of time has been mounted on a700 in 2011-2012.
As it is cheap, no problem with overall build quality.
Plastic mount is not problem for little and light lens.
I have used this lens with NEX-7 via EA-1 about 1/2 of year. Sold.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 108
  • sharpness: 4.71
  • color: 4.62
  • build: 3.42
  • distortion: 4.48
  • flare control: 4.35
  • overall: 4.32 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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