Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by glass-hoper
|glass-hoper#26572 date: May-3-2016|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5|
Minolta 50mmO 1.7
|price paid:||?200 USD new|
|positive:||Usual prime stuff: smaller, sharper and faster than average zoom|
pretty fast and accurate focus
|negative:||Plastiky but far from flimsy; actually pretty decent for price|
|comment:||Great lens - in a different era, would have come as standard kit. For me it is more convenient for walk around than a zoom due to size, optimal pov and sharpness. The usual workflow argument for primes stands true: discipline comes from getting the same perspective. |
Pretty sharp - usable for portraits @ f1.8 in for most of the frame although this requires near perfect AF due to shallow dof. At f5.0 tack sharp throughout but this is same for the Sigma zoom. I didn't notice chromatic aberrations (hood is always on and I avoid the sun in contrejour) or distortion. Colors are ok and can be tweaked with software - definitely not as sweet as classic Minolta on the default jpeg.
All in all, I would say is in the top 3 lenses to own for Alpha APC format.