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

reviewer#36789 date: Mar-16-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:Only other prime I own is a Minolta 24mm f2.8.
price paid:$320USD
positive:Small, light and very sharp.
negative:Noisy AF screw drive for in camera video.
comment:I purchased this great prime lens used. Can't believe how sharp this lens is. If you own one of the newer A99ll like I do, you'll be surprised on the detail that this old beauty does and also all 399 AF point appear too. If you need a leather case for it, I use the Minolta LH-1031 instead of the LH-1011 that came with it.. As it will accept the lens and hood together.

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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