Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF

Last updated (31 July’10):
- Review by Kurtmunger

The Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF features 135mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 2 elements in 1 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 18 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 2.85′ (87cm) and has a filter size of 72mm. The Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF lens weighs 1.6 pounds and it measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 4 inches long.

Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Reviews

Kurtmunger reviews the Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF and writes;
“It has a superb build quality, and feels very nice in the hand. It’s also manual focus only, and really doesn’t have all that much light gathering power when you consider the transmissive brightness factor.. The main purpose of this lens is to produce beautifully smooth, out of focus highlights, or “bokeh.”"
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Photozone reviews the Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF and writes;
“The Sony 135mm f/2.8 [T/4.5] STF is the ultimate cream machine. Regarding the quality of its bokeh (out-of-focus blur) it outclasses all other lenses tested to date so if this is a #1 priority for you just bow to the inevitable and go for it to enjoy images as smooth as silk. That said it doesn’t stop here. The lens is extremely sharp even at max..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Dyxum reviews the Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF and writes;
“Purple fringing aside, colours and contrast are very pleasing and close to my personal taste. In combination with the excellent jpeg output from the 7D, images straight from the camera are very pleasing. Images being prepared for presentation in a gallery may warrant slight tweaking (if at all), while raw output can obviously be adjusted to your personal taste in terms of sharpness, colour, and so on..”
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Samples

Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Sample Photos

- Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Sample Photos @ Mylensdb.com
- Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Sample Photos @ Photographyreview.com
- Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
- Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Sample Photos @ Photozone.de

Manual

Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF User Manual

- Download Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF User Manual (PDF – 740kb)

Features & Specifications

Sony SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 (T4.5) STF Specifications

The Sony SAL-135F28 is a unique telephoto lens for smooth, natural focus effects in foreground and background. This advanced STF (Smooth Transition Focus) telephoto lens incorporates an apodization optical element that distributes light rays to create smooth, aesthetically pleasing out-of-focus backgrounds that make sharp-focus subjects stand out more vividly. Mounted on the Sony α (Alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens provides a 200mm focal length (35mm equivalent).

Features:

* Smooth Transmission Focus: While subjects remain in sharp focus, out-of-focus backgrounds or foregrounds are blurred smoothly and evenly with gradation that thickens toward the edges of the frame for a pleasing aesthetic effect.
* Transmissive Brightness: After light passes through the apodization element, the lens aperture of f2.8 yields a T (transmissive brightness) equivalent of 4.5; a manual aperture ring can adjust T setting from 4.5 to 6.7.
* Wide Focus Ring: The dedicated manual focusing system is controlled by a wide focus ring that’s comfortable to hold and gives you a solid, hands-on feel for pinpoint focusing of your subject.
* Circular Aperture: Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Compatible Models
Sony DSLR-A100, DSLR-A100K.

What’s in the Box:
Lens, front and rear lens cap, SH0014 lens hood.


See also: Carl Zeiss/Sony | Lens Reviews





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