Sony AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by MichelvA
|MichelvA#11281 date: Jul-31-2013|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony Carl Zeiss 50 f/1.4 T* SSM|
Minolta 50 f/2.8 macro D
Minolta 28-70 f/2.8 G
|price paid:||€200 (LN )|
|positive:||Large aperture |
|negative:||Could be sharper at large apertures f/1.4-f/2.8|
|comment:||Always wanted a f/1.4 lens - this is my first one. At large apertures, it doesn't reach sharpness and contrast of the CZ 50, but at 1024 pixels that is not a big problem.|
The size is very small, actually comparable to the Sony 16 f/2.8 fisheye! For the price a must have, great you don't have to use a flash in dark circumstances.
My girfriend has the 50 f/1.8 DT - will check later what the differences are between these two.
I gave a 5 for flare control, this may change later. It is not as good as the CZ but not bad either (like the 28-70 can be). Build is not bad, but looks a tad cheaper compared to the CZ and G lenses. Actually i like the basic design of the Sony version, it matches the fisheye well. For MF the focus ring is a bit small though.