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

reviewer#9542 date: Oct-29-2011
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 MD f1.7 50mm
Sony 18-55 Kit lens
Minolta MD f3.5 35-70mm (macro)
price paid:130 GBP
positive:Wonderful little lens. Easy to use, brilliant colours, contrast, and bokeh is lovely.
comment:Forget all those gripes about the plastic mount, they don't matter if you treat your lenses with respect. This is a light, very light lens. It performs brilliantly. For the money it cannot be equaled. I have the Minolta f1.7 50mm in the manual MD mount and this little star equals it, which is saying a lot!.

If you haven't got this lens, get it. It is a star.

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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