Sony AF 50mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by ahura

reviewer#11296 date: Aug-6-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm f2.8 macro
Minolta 50mm f2.8 RS macro
Tamron 60mm f2 macro
price paid:370USD (like new)
positive:Sharp as hell
focus limiter
focus hold button
negative:I dont really like the build, but it's not too bad
doesn't have internal focus
comment:This lens is really, really sharp at wide open, sharper than my old Minolta 50 f2.8 macro, and will get razor sharp at f4.

The build is not as solid as my old minolta, but not too bad, slightly lighter.

Focus hold button and focus limiter is very useful, especially for portrait.

Highly recommended!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 26
  • sharpness: 4.88
  • color: 4.92
  • build: 4.19
  • distortion: 4.92
  • flare control: 4.73
  • overall: 4.73 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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