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

reviewer#4466 date: Dec-4-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 2
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 100mm f2.8 Macro.

price paid:
positive:Good bokeh.
Great sharpness corner to corner.
Lower CA compared to 100mm.
negative:It has CA.
Build quality.
comment:I tested few days ago this lens and I was able to compare it with my 100mm Macro. I found it's better on CA, a little bit sharper but on the same level (both fantastic), the focus works a little bit better. Build is not good but almost the lens is let's say cheap. Color is the typical Minolta color.

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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