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

reviewer#12173 date: Mar-10-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Min 50 f1.7, Minolta 50 Macro D
price paid:£150
positive:Fast, Small, front element nicely inset, good build quality, hood included.
comment:A great low-light standard, makes more sense on full-frame than APS-C, but unless the light is an issue I tend to go for the slower-focusing, but more versatile Macro D.

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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