Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by icameisaw
|icameisaw#44163 date: Nov-6-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 50mm f1.4|
Minolta 135mm f2.8
Minolta 28mm f2.8
Samyang 8mm f3.5
Cosina 100m f3.5 macro
|price paid:||£129 new|
|positive:||Gives (almost) the '50mm experience' on APS-C. Fast, sharp, light.|
|negative:||You can't let the sun go down on you, erm, in this lens or you get bad flare.|
I wouldn't want to drop it.
|comment:||Bought because sometimes the 50mm is too long on an APS-C camera, and it's a good lens..|
.. so why don't I use it more? Probably because I have the 50mm f1.4 and - most of the time - that's better. There is one place where I take this one for interior people shots, because the rooms are quite small, but if I had bought the Minolta 28mm before this one, I probably wouldn't have got it.
5/5 in terms of value, but because of the others, it would go if I had to cut down to a handful of lenses.
Update: I have been using it more recently, mostly because of the speed advantage over the f2.8s, and I'm no longer sure it would go. It would be better if it were a 28mm though.