Samyang 50mm F1.4 AF FE E-mount lens review by msfleon

reviewer#44399 date: Oct-24-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony SAL 50 mm f1.4.
Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM
price paid:400
positive:Cheap, very decent price quality ratio.
The bokeh is very good and creamy.
negative:A diaphragm F1.4 is a bit soft, but enough to make portraits.
comment:It's slightly better at f1.4 compared with Sony SAL and Sigma EX DG.
The specialized websites give f.14 a very bad result but you should not trust it, it is good enough, the bokeh is fantastic and the colors have improved a lot, they are warmer than the old Samyang manuals.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.38
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.75
  • overall: 4.52 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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