Conclusion: This is a wonderful high quality fast prime wide-angle lens for a Minolta film body. It will be a wonderful high quality fast prime wide-angle lens if Sony ever produces a full-frame digital body. At $1400 and more than 1 lb. of weight, we cannot recommend this lens for use on a small sensor camera.
Sony 35mm f/1.4 G ( SAL-35F14G ) - Review / Test Report
31 October 2008
Conclusion: To G or not to G is the question and the answer is ... no. The Sony 35mm f/1.4G may offer lots of creative potential thanks to its ultra-large max. aperture but technically it is not an overly impressive lens especially in relation to its very steep price tag.