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

reviewer#11792 date: Apr-26-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:448.00
positive:Small, sharp, great bokah
negative:Cheap hood attachment (pops off often, just by bumping or resting)
comment:Excellent version of a Sony "nifty fifty" for the money. Great portrait lens, giving me extra exercise on walkabouts because you have to move to frame your shot. Decent for near-macro landscape-like-macro work.

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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