Sony AF DT 50mm F1.8 SAM A-mount lens review by the_fat_zebra
|the_fat_zebra#8939 date: Apr-18-2011|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||140 EUR|
|positive:||- Cheap w. excellent price v. performance.|
- Nice bokeh.
- Very sharp wide open.
|negative:||- Poor focus ring, I cannot really focus manually.|
- Loud AF motor.
|comment:||This is the first lens I bought for its portraits. It is not a general walk-around lens due to focal length (for me at least), but excellent for portraits or low light conditions (if the space you're shooting in has room to move around). |
People complain about the build, and it is indeed not very sturdy, but for an A2XX user it's a benefit that it so light. Overall good grade plastics do not bother me (and I would say they are average on this lens), and the focus ring does feel a bit flimsy.
Still recommend this lens if you feel you need this focal length: Excellent image quality also wide open, and best price if you want a lens at this aperture. I considered the Sony f1.4 but could not justify the price difference. Very happy with this lens.