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

reviewer#44525 date: May-22-2020
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 50mm f1.8
price paid:£130 new
negative:Cheap build
comment:I already had the 50mm, but wanted something a bit wider for general street photography. I found the 50mm too long. Very similar in build to the 50mm, this lens is just a bit wider and gives a more realistic view similar to a human eye.
Great for general purpose use, or a portrait lens.
Had some focus issues with it, but after extensive testing with MFA decided it was probably me, rather than the lens.
Great lightweight combination with the SLT-58 and won't make you stand out.

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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