Sony AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by jml79

reviewer#45793 date: Nov-30-2021
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
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:Tamron 20mm f/2.8 FE
Tamron 35mm f/2.8 FE
Sony 50mm f/1.8 FE
Sony 50mm f/2.5G FE
Sony-Z 55mm f/1.8 FE
Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 RXD FE
Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 RXD FE
Minolta 28mm f/2.8
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Tamron 90mm Macro f/2.8
Sony 135mm f/1.8
Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 EX
Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5
Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM
Minolta 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 RS
Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5
Minolta 70-210 f/4
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM
Minolta 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 APO
price paid:$225 (Cdn, Used)
Fantastic colours
Light and compact
negative:None at this price but I wish it had SAM or SSM to use with LA-EA3.
comment:First time I used this lens I was blown away with the colours compared to my old (vintage now) Minolta 50mm f/1.7. A must have for any A mount shooter. A perfect portrait lens on APS-C and an everyday workhorse on FF. Worth every penny. I will be keeping this lens even if it's just to shoot film a couple of times a year.

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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