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

reviewer#11910 date: Jul-18-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 50mm f1.4, Sony 85mm f2.8, Sony ZA16-80 f3.5-4.5.
price paid:$389 NZ
positive:Approximate 50mm equivalent focal length, nice colour, very light (like carrying a camera body only), quite quick to focus, good DOF control allowing the background to be blurred out, good bokeh, fast enough (f1.8) to use in low light with out a flash.
negative:Build is of cheap plastic including the mount.
comment:This was a great little lens to have on my a700 and when it was on there I hardly ever took it off. I sold it to a friend and then wished I had kept it. Better than the 50mm f1.4 on FF (less CA and sharper across the image).

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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