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

reviewer#11032 date: Apr-11-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 5
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:Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
price paid:100 USD (new)
positive:Good for portraits
Sharp at f/2.8
negative:Build Quality
Sharpness wide open
Noisy focus
comment:Good beginner lens which is very good for portraits. Plastic build quality does not feel very sturdy but again its a beginner lens which is sharp at f/2.8. At f/1.8 is not very sharp.

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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