Sony AF DT 50mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#11888 date: Jul-2-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.3
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:Sony AF DT 35 1.8
Minolta AF 50 1.4
price paid:500 SEK = 74$
positive:good flare control, easy handling, OK bokeh. A lot of lens for the money. Great for portraits.
negative:Noisy SAM motor when filming. The colors is a little blueish, it is not as well balanced as the classic Minolta colors. The build is cheap, but so is the price.
comment:I have lent this lens to my daughter, she also needs a fast lens. It is easier to use than the flare-prone Minolta AF 50 1.4.

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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