Sony AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by godsakes
|godsakes#9953 date: Feb-21-2012|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||minolta 50mm 1.7/1.4|
sony 50mm sam
Sigma 50mm 1.4
|positive:||Sharp wide open|
fast & accurate AF
|negative:||wish it had SSM|
|comment:||After a little micro adjustment this lens is sharp wide open. It's compact and has fast AF (which just as importantly is also accurate), this lens ticks all the essential boxes. |
This lens has great colour & bokeh and delivers a pleasing image.
There's nothing bad about this lens, just room for improvement such as SSM but the same could be said about the much more expensive CZ primes
I've had the chance to compare this to the sigma 50mm 1.4 there's virtually no difference in image quality. The sigma has slightly smoother more diffused bokeh but much worse flare control. The sigma has silent HSM which allows for MF override but the AF speed doesn't seem quite as snappy as the sony. If anything the Sony is the better balanced of the 2 lenses in the sense it doesn't really have any weaknesses.