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Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm f/1.8

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Manufacturer Sony
Model Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 135 mm f/1.8
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 135 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Angle of view 18 o
Closest focusing distance 0.72 m
Maximum magnification 1:4
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 11 elements / 8 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Sony A / Minolta
Dimensions 88.5 x 115 mm
Weight 1050 g
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Average rating (9 owners reviews)
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4.93 Good
Owners reviews (9)
  1. tom
    tom 9 March 2014, 03:11
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    IP 79.83.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 1500
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: no ssm, so it hunts a bit sometimes! weaker than expected against bright light

    Pros: everything else

    Summary: add ssm and this is a perfect item

  2. Trung
    Trung 26 November 2013, 06:53
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    IP 222.255.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 1800
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: no SSM motor =.=!!

    Pros: Everything of image quality is Excellent

    Summary: Great len, but should been hav great motor to became excellent len.

  3. Johnny van Graan
    Johnny van Graan 11 October 2012, 23:39
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    IP 41.56.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Heavy. It should have been been provided with a lens collar that would make the tripod fit much easier.

    Pros: Compared to with everything else (including big guns such as Hasselblad; Leica; Schneider and Mamiya) the results almost never fail to disappoint. Color rendering is superb; it remains tack sharp; and certainly the leader of the pack when joined with extension tubes for long-distance-from-subject macro work.

    Summary: A heavy piece of professional glass that remains in a class of its own. Also has a very well designed gearing that makes precision manual focus a pleasure.

  4. Bahudda
    Bahudda 12 May 2011, 21:18
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    IP 148.128.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: No SSM

    Pros: Best prime money can buy! Color, contrast, micro contrast, sharpness and bokeh are all first rate.

    Summary: This is an amazing lens that goes down to f1.8! The fastest in class. It captures micro contrast like no other lens and with clean vivid color. The bokeh is unreal! This is the easiest lens to recommend. If you shoot portraiture this is the must have lens.

  5. Jaap
    Jaap 16 July 2010, 18:45
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    IP 77.162.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: weight

    Pros: solid construction, metal shade, internal focussing, image quality even at large apertures, possibility to play with depth of field, color reproduction in low light

    Summary: I don't carry it always, combined with the 1.4/85 mm it's qouite a weight. I also like the 2.8/200 APO G combined with the 2.8/100 Softfocus lens from my good old Minolta stock.

  6. firano
    firano 4 July 2010, 04:17
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    IP 109.123.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 1150
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: price

    Pros: image quality / aperture

    Summary: one of the best lenses i bought

  7. Jacob
    Jacob 15 June 2009, 09:44
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    IP 77.162.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 1400
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: weight

    Pros: sharpness, contrast and bokeh wide open macro facilities

    Summary: toplens

  8. kent
    kent 6 June 2009, 19:09
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    IP 119.237.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: US$1200
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: -

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    Summary: -

  9. Geejin
    Geejin 20 May 2009, 00:56
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    IP 115.132.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Sony should add SSM into this lens to enhance the AF speed

    Pros: Sharpness at wide open, nice BOKEH, nice color and contrast

    Summary: a must buy lens for portraiture

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