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Sony-sal35f18.33404600
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
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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
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 10
10

super photos for reasonable price

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

works like a charm

CT0123, Amazon
15 February 2014
Overall 10
10

SAL-35F18

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
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 10
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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Overall 10
10

Super lens at super price

Phodeo, Bestbuy
23 September 2013
  • Summary: I'm currently using this lens on a sony a65. This lens is super sharp and does great in low light.
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Overall 10
10

great second or third lens

TL, Crutchfield
29 May 2013
  • Summary: This likely won't be your only lens for your A77, A65, A55, etc DT format camera unless you're shooting all interiors or all landscapes. I'd argue the 16-50mm f2.8 lens (yes, the expensive one that's weather resistant) is really close to a one-lens solution as it's fast enough, especially with the low-light options an A77 gives you, to handle almost everything you'll need and a great one-lens choice for walking around city sightseeing.
  • Pros: Great for indoor family/children/formal venue shots as produces great images in low light without needing flash. Very light and small so easily carried either on camera or "just in case".
  • Cons: Limited in the same way a traditional 50mm fixed lens is on a traditional SLR or full-frame digital--great wide angle, fast lens. Seems lightly constructed but have had no issues due to that as yet.
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Overall 10
10

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oceanwave, Crutchfield
29 May 2013
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