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9.2 out of 10

Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM (SAL35F18)

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM (SAL35F18)

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Overall 10

Don't settle for just a zoom lens!

Gerard Dauphinais, Amazon
27 April 2014
  • Summary: Most DSLR's come with a general purpose zoom lens. Though convenient, they do poorly in low light. This lens does much better in those situations. The 35mm focal length is wide enough for most general shooting. Though the focus mechanism is not fast enough for sports action, it's sufficient for normal shooting.
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Overall 10

Great lens. Simple.

savgo40, Amazon
26 April 2014
  • Summary: All good except ugly plastic body of course. Performance is amazing though and that's what you are buying here. Old M42 manual focus primes still have more unique and beautiful image quality.
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Overall 6

Focusing issues with A33

Valentin, Amazon
11 March 2014
  • Summary: It takes great photos when it nails the focus but very often the focus was off even when the camera confirmed focus. I had to return it. I also have the 50mm 1.8 lens which works fine so it is not my camera. The focus issue was not only wide open, it was noticeable at f2.8, even f4. Maybe I got a dud, might give it another try in the future.
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Worth every penny

queennola, Sony
21 February 2014
  • Summary: I decided to purchase the lense after I read good reviews and I was amazed especially in low loght . I used it in dark and it was like a daytime.The price is in mid range not expensive nor cheap.If you like to take pictures @ night that is the right lense. I use it with sony slt a57.
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Overall 10

super photos for reasonable price

Maciej Mysiak "Maciek", Amazon
20 February 2014
Overall 10

works like a charm

CT0123, Amazon
15 February 2014
Overall 10


J.F., Crutchfield
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I love this lens. It is super clear, great in low light, and produces some great pictures. I really like how sharp the pics come out using this lens. Thanks to all the help from the Crutchfield team on recommending this one. I was really shocked on how well it worked in low light and indoors. I was able to get some pictures of deer in light levels that I have never been able to photograph in before.
  • Pros: Great low light/indoor lens great picture quality
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10

Plastic Fantastic!

Robberfly12, Crutchfield
25 October 2013
  • Summary: I was wanting a small, fast lens capable of taking high quality indoor photos without flash. The SAL-35F18 lens fit the bill. Photos are tack sharp in the center and corner sharpness is also very good when stopped down slightly. It also focuses quickly and accurately. While not totally silent, the focus motor is reasonably quiet. For an all-plastic lens, build quality is more than adequate.
  • Pros: Small, light, excellent image quality, fast accurate focusing
  • Cons: Max aperture of f1.8 only available in A & M modes
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Overall 8

Excellent indoor lens

15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice indoor and lowlight lens.<br />Optics are very good, lens is sharp.<br />Focusing is not silent at all.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 10

Wide aperture makes even the night visible, sharp image, great price.

sandpaperscrew, Ebay
13 October 2013
  • Summary: This is an incredible lens. I've always dreamed of being able to take photos that actually resemble the same image I'm looking at through my eyes, even when it's night out. Taking a picture of a lit-up restaurant sign in the dark, I had to set the aperture to 2.5 because 1.8 made it too bright. I am so happy I bought this lens. The images it produces are sharp and can be quite vibrant even on my Sony A57.
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