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

reviewer#11563 date: Dec-27-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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 f1.7
price paid:$192 USD (New)
positive:Sharp, Light, Inexpensive & a great prime lens
negative:Plastic & For APS-C format only but can be used for FF with cropping
comment:I find that this lens is great for beginners learning and getting their feet wet in DLSR photography. Paired with my A37 I find it light and great as a walk-around set. Bokeh is great, lens is sharp and just gets sharper towards f4.

Value is excellent, though the lens is noisy and is plastic no one can tell these based on the photos you take. On video though you can hear the lens motor during autofocus.

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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