Sony AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by sarapata1

reviewer#26534 date: Mar-27-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
Sony Zeiss 55mm F1.8 E-mount
price paid:200 GBP
positive:pretty compact
nice colors
plenty sharp, especially from F2 onwards
speedy focusing
negative:could be better sharpness-wise between F1.4 and F2
comment:Bought it on sale in Jessops a few years ago; haven`t been using it too much on my APS-C camera due to its quite heavy front-focusing; interestingly enough, it didn`t need any micro-adjustment on my A7 + LA-EA4 combo; now it serves as my normal lens and I`m happy with it; I was positively surprised at its focusing speed

rating summary

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  • 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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