Great, but not perfect and expensive

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IamJF Contributing Member • Posts: 671
Great, but not perfect and expensive

There is a lot to like about this lens! Build quality, aperture ring, sharpnes wide open, colour and contrast, OOF rendering, AF silent and reliable, ...

There is some field curvature and cause of this far corners never got 100% sharp at close/medium distance. No need for me for a fast 35mm - but it's not a landscape lens.

But what is a downer is CA behaviour - it's simply to much for a lens in this price range.

I tested 3 lenses, one was a LITTLE less sharp with a LITTLE more CA - but could have been my testing ;-). So I didn't experience a big sample variation. Just don't expect sharp borders when focusing in the middle - it will not do that. But the focus point itself is pin sharp!

 IamJF's gear list:IamJF's gear list
Sony a7 III Sony FE 35mm F2.8 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Sony FE 28mm F2 +4 more
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
Wideangle prime lens • Sony FE • SEL35F14Z
Announced: Mar 4, 2015
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