Summary: There are a lot of nice medium primes out there, but no other lens can do what the 135mm STF can. It is designed to give you the smoothest, most perfect looking bokeh both in front of AND behind the focus point while retaining exceptionally high contrast and resolution.
Summary: This lens is the only reason to go with A-mount! The bokeh is extremely creamy and smooth. I guess they used 'smooth' in the name for a reason. It does take some practice to get the best out of the lens and the bokeh is best when used at 2.8 (4.5 effect) but when all the ducks are in a row and...
Excerpt: On my A850: Sharpness: Sony 135mm STF is sharper and with better contrast than my Minolta 135mm AF f/2.8 and Minolta 80-200 f/2.8 APO when it is accurately focused. Only my Sony 135mm f/1.8 gives higher resolution than the Sony 135mm STF.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is truly one-of-a-kind! I use this for portraits and nature (wildflowers, blossoms, etc). It's 135mm range is made for full frame on my a850, but it is just as suitable on my a700. The bokeh that is produced is creamy and delightful creating unique perspectives.
Summary: I had been reading about this lens for years, I just had to have it! If you have read the articles and seen the pictures posted all over the place, you either know you want this lens, or you don't. If you do (and you know who you are), it is everything you dreamed it was.
Summary: Excellent prime lens, perfect circular and creamy bokeh, sharp, great image quality. All metal body and crystal glasses. It is a little heavy but you can feel the quality. Is a very specialized and unique lens, only manual focus but you can use the Peaking Level and Focus Magnifier functions to make...
Summary: It will be an understatement to say that this lens produces an impressively smooth bokeh. Be it foreground or background, this lens does the job, and so well that there is no other lens I’m aware of to match it from any brand.
Excerpt: For Product Photography, Portrait and still life this lens is amazingly sharp and has THE BEST Bokeh EVER. Use it with Full frame or 35mm Film and you'll treat yourself with one of a kind lens. some how Easy to focus on a 35mm film due to the bright viewfinder.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction