Sony AF DT 50mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by Alphaboi

reviewer#10003 date: Mar-8-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Zeiss 16-80
Minolta DT 18-70
Sony DT 55-200 SAM
Minolta 28-105 RS
Beercan
Tamron 17-50 2.8
price paid:120 USD (used)
positive:- Sharp from 2.2
- Ultrasharp at 5.6
- Cheap
- Lightweight
negative:- Loud SAM
- Plastic
- AF/MF switch can be annoying
comment:This is my favorite lens, it's covering almost any situation without having to change lenses. Very sharp and it has good colors. SAM is a bit loud, but not annoying.
Best buy.


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 89
  • sharpness: 4.58
  • color: 4.52
  • build: 3.53
  • distortion: 4.61
  • flare control: 4.48
  • overall: 4.34
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