Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G E-mount lens review by araudan

reviewer#45745 date: Jul-19-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Samyang 35mm f/2.8 and Sony FE 50mm f/1.8
price paid:$478 USD used
positive:Quick focusing
Low weight
Small size
Solid build
negative:Buttons and switches are crammed in.
comment:I enjoy the versatility of this lens. It is perfect for replacing my 35m and 50mm with a single lens. The images from my A7RIII look good to my eyes. This creates a great trio of the FE 20mm f/1.8 G, FE 40mm f/2.5 G and Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 as a flexible walkabout prime kit. While the buttons and switches are crammed in it is still impressive they exist on a lens this size.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.80
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 4.60
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.76 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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