Love the SEL35 So Far

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by rogatsby, May 21, 2013.

  1. rogatsby

    rogatsby TalkEmount Rookie

    May 21, 2013
    I was holding off on purchasing the SEL35 because of its price, but I finally took the leap. I'm glad I purchased it, because it seems to be a fine lens. I was a big fan of the Sigma 30, but the sel35 is really growing on me. Here are some pics.

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Great shots. The 35mm sure has a great rep.
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Wow, amazing shots - ALL OF THEM!!! :thumbup:
  4. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Very nice shots. I'm very happy to see this post as I am considering this lens to supplement my 16-50 kit lens and 55-210. I have been struggling a little with the price as compared to the Sigma 30, which is a great lens and a ridiculous value, but I keep thinking that the SEL 35 would be more versatile and with the two lenses I have I would have everything covered for a while and as I continue to get comfortable with my NEX 6 and the world of interchangeable lenses.
  5. Hawon

    Hawon TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Wow I love them. My favorite one is the baseball glove and the macbook air.

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  6. Tabibito

    Tabibito TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 1, 2013
    I was also a bit hesitant into buying this lens since there was quite a difference with the Sigma 30. In the end the wider aperture and OSS won me over. Never did I regret purchasing this lens.
  7. rogatsby

    rogatsby TalkEmount Rookie

    May 21, 2013
    The Sigma 30 is a fantastic lens. I still love it, as it is very sharp wide open, and the price is ridiculously cheap. In fact, I haven't sold it and will probably hold on to it because I wouldn't be able to get much for it anyway :) But if you have the funds, I would go for the SEL35 for its low-light performance and the better bokeh. But the Sigma 30 is almost unrivalled in sharpness, and it is lighter and slightly smaller. That does make a difference, if you are walking around for hours with the camera hanging from your neck. I started to actually feel the weight of my 5N and the SEL35 after a few hours at the theme park.
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Very nice examples from this lens, thanks for posting those. :)
  9. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    You almost make the case for buying both lenses. Would there really be any reason to do so?
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Now, I see those pics, I don't doubt get the 35mm this summer, and the piggy bank is almost full.
  11. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Well done!
  12. gmutt26

    gmutt26 TalkEmount Regular

    May 14, 2013
    Just got this lens and its great. Only thing is aperture blades are loud when focusing. Same as my sel18200. Guess its normal for these e mount lenses
  13. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    Ordered this lens yesterday.
  14. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    I don't find that. Then again I'm in China. Loud has a different meaning here.
  15. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    Mine arrived two days ago, it is sharp even at f 1.8. A very nice lens
  16. rogatsby

    rogatsby TalkEmount Rookie

    May 21, 2013
    Some more SEL35 shots, taken today.

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  17. Very nice.! You know how to use it well!

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  18. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Excellent shots!
  19. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Yes those are great. I was seriously considering getting the 35 over the zeiss but I did not. I'm wondering now if I made the right choice for my style of shooting. I the the focal length of the 35 is the sweet spot for me.... But once I get the FD lens turbo for my FL 1.2 55mm that focal length should be comparable. So it would be 52mm vs 59mm

    Not too big of a difference.

    Does the OSS help a lot when shooting night shots or low light? How low can you take the shutter speed down handheld at 1.8 without hand shake/heartbeat blur?

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  20. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Been shooting over here in Greece with the Sigma 19 and 30. Many days, the 19mm is too wide, and the 30 feels too long. A 24mm would have been a better single lens to go with. But the cost of the Siggy's took precedence for me.

    Make me almost wish I had brought the 18-55 kits lens. Or maybe sell the 18-55 and 55-210 at some point and get the 18-200.

    If I didn't have the Sigma 30, I would still consider the 35 - Love the idea of faster glass and OSS.
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