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

reviewer#10048 date: Mar-22-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:110 € new
positive:Sharper than a knife. Very fast and reliable AF. Excellent image quality.
negative:Plastic fantastic. AF is somewhat loud.
comment:At f/1.8, this baby is already really good but shows some vignetting. Allow it two more stops and the IQ is just perfect. Really nice and warm color regarding the fact that it's from Sony's cheapo line. If you're looking for a 50mm, this one is a no-brainer.

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 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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