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

reviewer#12142 date: Feb-18-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-f/4 contemporary
Sony 85mm f/2.8
Sony 35mm f/1.8
price paid:$225 USD (used)
positive:Fast aperture
Decent build
Usuable at f/1.4 if subject is centered
Great IQ at f/2
negative:Noisy screw drive AF
Purple fringing apparent at wide apertures
Flare control could be better

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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