Sony FE 35mm F1.8 E-mount lens review by Collingsandheal

reviewer#44354 date: Aug-20-2019
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:Sony E 10-18mm. Voigtlander FE 15mm. Batis 18mm. Batis 25mm. Zeiss 16-35mm f4. 16-35mm GM. Sony FE 28mm. Zeiss FE 35mm. Batis 40mm. Samyang FE AF 45mm. Sony FE 50mm. Sony FE 50mm macro. Zeiss FE 55. Sony FE 85. Sigma A FE 135mm. Sony 70-200 GM. Sony 100-400mm GM.
price paid:£625.00
positive:Build. Image quality. Size. Form factor.
negative:Cheap hood which will be ridiculously expensive to replace as with all Sony hoods.
comment:At long last the FE lens that should have been released with the launch of the 7 series cameras. It's top notch optically but lacks weather sealing between lens and body. This is IMHO the ultimate street and feature shot lens. It will focus very closely indeed with beautiful out of focus rendering. Very highly recommended.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.83
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 4.67
  • overall: 4.77
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