Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by Barrin
|Barrin#35787 date: Mar-8-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50/1.7, Sony DT 18-55/3.5-5.6|
|price paid:||90€ (used like new)|
|positive:||Very sharp even wide open, great focal length for APS-C, short minimal focus distance.|
Very light and small to carry around even in your pocket.
|negative:||Build quality could be better, focus ring too short and with a stop position after infinity, Af could be faster|
|comment:||This lens is almost welded to my A58 for interiors. I use it both as a portrait lens (I like also its bokeh) or as a standard lens.|
It is sharp at TA and gets razor sharp at 2.8.
I prefer it over Mino 50/1.7 because is is sharper and the focal length is IMHO more suitable on APS-C, where 50mm were a bit long. Moreover also the 50/1.7 minimal focal distance was not suitable for me since I often found myself lying too close to the subject to focus.
This is the real APS-C kit lens when you don't need wide angle and you can cover the kit lens range using your legs.
The amount of CA and distortion is very low and easily corrected in PP