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

reviewer#7906 date: Aug-30-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:450 (used)
negative:Focal lenght
comment:I had this lens previously on my A300. It was really a great macro.

Good reason for me to get it again. Unfortunately, on my A850 I does not convince me any more. The close focus distance seem to be to short for small live subjects. I guess a 100mm would be more convenient.

The lens does not leave wishes open in term so optical results, neither the build quality. Maybe some day I get it again.

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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