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Sony SAL-135F28
8.6 out of 10

Sony SAL-135F28

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Overall 10
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The King is still the King..

Leigh C, Amazon
5 March 2015
  • 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.
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The King of the Bokeh!

AnonUser, Sony
28 July 2013
  • 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...
  • Pros: Fantastic bokeh
  • Cons: Manual focus if no focus peaking help
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Overall 10
10

Superb lens for flower

N.C., B&H Photo
24 May 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

A lens for superb bokeh!

Ken, B&H Photo
24 March 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Solid, Strong Construction, Unique effects
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Overall 10
10

The ultimate "cream machine"

Alec, Amazon
4 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

SAL135F28[T4.5] STF "Bokeh Monster"

Juan, Amazon
21 February 2013
  • 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...
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Sony 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF SAL-135F28 review by DonnyTam

DonnyTam, slrgear.com
26 November 2012
  • Summary: amazing Bokeh rendering. a bit tough to use on APSC camera. work like charm when pair with A99 with Peak Focus.
  • Pros: Uniquely smooth Bokeh, dual aperture control.
  • Cons: T4.5.. less light fall on sensor, the hood doesn't locked properly.
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Overall 10
10

Awesomely Unique

thewizardus, Ebay
3 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great, Underappreciated Lens But Not for Casual Photographers

robertsmx, Amazon
12 March 2012
  • Summary: Sony 135mm/f2.8[T4/5] is one of the great but underappreciated lenses in the market. Part of that may be due to Sony's lack of marketing initiatives and a part of it the price tag.
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Overall 10
10

AMAZING LENS!!! BOKEH like nothing else!

MOB81, B&H Photo
15 May 2011
  • 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
  • Cons: No focus confirmation, not fast enough
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