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

reviewer#7531 date: Jun-5-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 50 1.4,
sal 18-70
price paid:465
positive:Sharp and optically my best lens.
negative:focus is a bit slow, though the limiter helps a lot. build could be sturdier.
comment:a very good lens that is versatile enough to double as both macro lens and as walk-around 50mm, but falling short a little bit on both account. for macro the focal distance is just a little too short for insect photography, and a little too slow for low light shooting.

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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