Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by Bill73

reviewer#11811 date: May-5-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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:SOny 50/1.4, Sony Zeiss 16-80/3.5-4.5, Minolta 28-135/4-4.5, Tamron 90/2.8, Sigma 10-20/3.5,
price paid:$200 AUS$
positive:light, small, sharp.
negative:plastic mount. Some CA.
comment:This is my fav APS-C lens no question about it. I simply do not use my other 12 lenses now (except my Tamron 90/2.8 macro). This lens is perfect. I can't believe I put off purchasing this lens for so long. If you get any SOny APS-C camera you should get this lens and not worry about any other for sometime. The sharpness of this lens is fantastic. The problem is once you get used to that sort of sharpness other lenses get left in the bag as they are just not good enough.

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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