(my) SONY GM 135 - first images - in one word: "WOW"

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(my) SONY GM 135 - first images - in one word: "WOW"

Those who know me know that I am a huge fan of 135 mm field of view on aa FF camera. My most loved focal length since if offers some distance and some compression.

Being able to shoot with a wide aperture like f/1.8 can bring the xtra light you need for a handheld shot of stop motion where you'd otherwise have to up the ISO.

This Monday my GM 135 arrived at my favorite photo dealer with obviously good Sony connections and I was on vacation some 500 miles away - damn it!!

Today I picked up my GM 135 and had a few minutes to walk about and test it. As usual I will post a more comprehensive review but these are some of my initial shots - I am blown away by the sharpness and contrast wide open.

This is probably the best lens I've had in my hands my whole life - and I've tested a lot of glass throughout the years.

On top of that the AF is blissing fast - I mean - blistering like nothing else I've experienced before.

But before I continue to write stupid stuff because of my initial joy of using this lens I let images speak for themselves - further images will follow this easter weekend in a different thread more down to earth with other 135 mm lenses to be tested against it.

I've also included two 100 % crops from Lightroom to show the corner sharpness and the details the lens resolves wide open:

100 % crop wide open at f/1.8

100 % corner cop wide open at f/1.8

Feedback welcome - I can also include further tests in my test bench in case something special is requested from your side.

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