translucent mirror's reviews

  • Sony 35mm f/1.8 DT SAM SAL35F18

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Lightweight, cheap

    This lens is currently on my A77 more than the other lenses at the moment. Its light and has replaced my SAL1650 as my main walkabout lens. I use it mainly for street photography and for those who are familiar with the SAL50F18 lens, it produces very similar quality results but with the 52mm field of view. Good value for money.

    Check out samples of the photos at

    My photos with the SAL35F18 and SAL50F18 also can be found at


    reviewed July 12th, 2012 (purchased for $254)
  • Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT SAM SAL-50F18

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Cheap, light, nice bokeh
    for this price, none

    The lens would effectively give you a 75mm focal length on a APS-C camera. It gives beautiful colors and sharpness and the bokeh is good too. At f/1.8 it is a relatively fast lens and pretty good for low light photography. All in all it is good value for money and the plastic does not bother me at all as that makes the lens lighter.

    To see some sample pics check out

    reviewed June 10th, 2012 (purchased for $200)
  • Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM SAL1650

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    quiet, beautiful colors
    not for full frame cameras

    An excellent lens for the price. Silent and good for video as well. Reasonably lightweight unlike the CZ lenses.
    Check out the shots at

    reviewed May 23rd, 2012 (purchased for $798)