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

reviewer#37843 date: Apr-25-2017
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 28-75/2.8
Tamron 70-200/2.8 (noUSD)
Minolta 24-105/3.5-4.5
price paid:200USD (used)
negative:sharp to 2.0
af speed
comment:On the Sony A7 with LA-EA4 it is light and small lens but the focus speed is applicable only for portraits or more static issues. For sports, dancing and the like it is useless glass. The sharpness of 1.4 is unusable, the inclination is improving, from 2.0 it is excellent. Great color rendering!If you want 50/1.8 on FF you can use Minolta 50/1.7 and it will have same results and you save your money.

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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