Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM E-mount lens review by DaveK

reviewer#44317 date: Jun-11-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:FE 85 1.4 GM
FE 85 1.8
CZ 135 F1.8 ZA Sonnar T* (sold)
price paid:1.850 Euro
positive:* sharpness
* bokeh
* AF speed
* color
negative:nothing (perhaps the weight)
comment:This is the best lens I own. I use it since the introduction in Holland (12 april 2019). Used it a lot. This is a stunning lens. I love everything about it! It sharpness, bokeh. But most of al the AF speed when Eyefocussing. Great for portraits from a distance and concert photography.

Together with te latest A7R3 firmware this is the best lens around for E-mount. So glad Sony did this fine job!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.96 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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