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

reviewer#45697 date: May-1-2021
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:SAL135f18z Zeiss
price paid:1700 (used)
negative:could not find something so far
comment:The A-Mount 135mm 1.8 Zeiss was my all-time favorite lens on my a99ii.
Sharpness, Colors and general look of that combination.
After switching to E-mount i used the zeiss via la-ea5 - it worked quite well but then i had a chance to get the 135mm GM...what can I say but I was blown away by this lens!
The Zeiss was sharp - but the 135 GM is even sharper! The Autofocus is inaudible, I just can't hear it...and on my a7iii and a7iv it is very fast and with incredible accuracy. The GM is 100g lighter then the Zeiss 135mm but to be honest it feels even lighter.
135mm GM is an awesome lens!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.97 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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