Sony AF 50mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by tgx78

reviewer#6740 date: Jan-14-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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:CZ 85mm f/1.4
Sony 50mm f/1.4
price paid:200 CDN (new)
low distortion
negative:build quality questionable
comment:Bought this lens on Boxing Week Special for 1/2 price.
Very Sharp and detailed rendition of the close subject right out of f/2.8. Focus Limiter works pretty well but I mainly
use Manual Focus. Little too much plastic for my taste after
using Nikon and old Minolta Lenses.
Works very well in both APS-c and full frame bodies.

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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