Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by zmp2000

reviewer#11549 date: Dec-20-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Sony 50mm F1.8
Sony 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Minolta 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
price paid:250,00 $
positive:Sharp, weightless and cheap.
negative:weak and lazy hood, I prefer a screw hood, the ones that come with the lens is kind of a fitting hood.
comment:I think this lens is prettly much like the Sony 50mm.
Very Sharp, priceless, light. But I think for APS-C sensor it does fit better thant 50mm. It´s a walk around lens.

Every body complains about the build quality, but I don´t think it´s bad, plastic is light and some times, deppending on the quality of the plastic, it can be stronger than metal.

I don´t know if this is the case of this lens, but it really looks prettly well painted and if you take care of it, it will last really a good time.

It´s know my comon choice for taking pictures.

rating summary

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  • 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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