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

reviewer#10293 date: Jun-11-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 50f1.7 (original and RS)
price paid:68 GBP mint
positive:Sharp even at f1.8
negative:Build could be better but OK
No hood
comment:Sharper than any of the numerous Minolta 50 f1.7s I have owned. Below f4 it blows the Minolta away and is just as good above F4. Better flare control in spite of no hood.

Colour not Minolta, but still excellent.

Build - gets a 4 because if you dropped this and the Minolta, I am pretty sure this would suffer less damage - OK

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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