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

reviewer#11404 date: Oct-28-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm 1.4
Minolta 50mm 1.7
Tokina 35-200
Sigma 18-250
Quantaray 28-80
price paid:300 with the A33
positive:Sharp wide open at f1.8
Fast focus
negative:Plastic body and plastic mount
comment:I was quite surprised to see how sharp this cheap lens was wide open. It crushes both the minolta 50mm 1.4 and 1.7 in terms of sharpness.

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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