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

reviewer#9167 date: Jun-22-2011
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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:750 MYR (used)
positive:Very Sharp
Creamy Bokeh
Short MFD [20mm]
Focus limiter
negative:Not that fast AF
In macro mode, you can touched the subject with your lens!
comment:This is a very gem i must say. The sharpest lens that doesn't have the G or Zeiss logo on it. If you want the creamiest bokeh (besides 135 STF), look no where else.

It can be used as a macro lens and also a portrait lens but beware of the sharpness as it would be too sharp. ;-)

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania