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

reviewer#9632 date: Nov-26-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm 1.7
price paid:£150
positive:Fast, sharp, Good bokeh
negative:None really.
comment:A great lens, everything you'd expect from a good 50mm. Its sharp, fast and has great bokeh. The bokeh is slightly smoother than the Minolta 50 1.7 when wide open.
I bought it for a bargain £150 brand new, however I sold its soon after, Why? in real life shooting I just couldnt see the diffrence in iQ compared to my old Minolta 50mm 1.7.
I found it a bit of a let down as I did expect it to be better.

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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