Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Awesome lens!!! It does take a little getting used to in that you have to stand a little further back from you subject to obtain the same composure as an 85 mm or 50 mm lens. The clarity is outstanding and this is sure to be my new favorite lens. When I received the lens, I tested it by photographing a subject with the aperture fully opened and then at it's smallest aperture. I wanted to see what speeds the camera would do for each aperture. I was pleased with the results and range. Outside, I was getting 1/5000 sec at f1.8 and 1/160 sec at f22. all this would definitely freeze action. I shoot with a Sony A99m2 which I also purchased through Crutchfield. I am extremely pleased with this camera and it along with the Sony T*135 mm have brought my game up quite a bit. This lens is great for portrait photography. If you have a Sony A99m2, you can manually switch the camera to crop sensor mode. This lens will then go from being a 135 mm f1.8 lens to a 202 mm f1.8 lens. Thus, this will be even better low light capability at 202 mm than a 70-200 mm f 2.8 lens. You may ask why would someone do this. I have a son and his band concerts are done in low light. I have used my Sony 70-200 mm f2.8 lens to shot the concerts from the back and have had good results. I anticipate that with the Sony 135 mm f1.8, I will be able to get the 202 mm f1.8 clarity in the concert, which will mean I can use higher shutter speeds and not get blurred action from kids moving around the low stage lightin
Pros: Too many to state along with awesome clarity, quality build, outstanding Bokeh
Cons: Heavy - not necessarily a con, but you will definitely get a workout from carrying this solid lens.