Sony AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by edhoku

reviewer#10969 date: Mar-11-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm F1.4 and F1.7
price paid:
positive:Sharpness almost on par with the Minolta 50mm F1.4
negative:Build sucked! Its metal but feel "plastic". Focus rubber ring a "dust/dirt" magnet
comment:Exchange with a friend and have a one day shoot with it. The sharpness is good but maybe I am old school. It felt plasticky and the rubber ring get dirty very easily. Please Sony, eliminate the "dust magnet" design.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 138
  • sharpness: 4.70
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 4.79
  • flare control: 4.49
  • overall: 4.59 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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