Sony Carl Zeiss 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Planar T* A-mount lens review by Camprooster

reviewer#11829 date: May-16-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Tokina 17mm f3.5 Pro
Min 35mm f2
Min 50mm f1.7
Min 85mm f1.4 GD
Min 100mm f2.8 macro RS
Sony 135mm f1.8 Sonnar T
Min 200mm f2.8 HS APO
Min 400mm f4.5 HS APO
price paid:1500.00 New
positive:Sharp, color, Build, Focusing system is perfect the best I have ever used, spot on and as fast as it gets.
negative:Barrel roll can be a problem so be careful with straight lines in background at f1.4 to f4.
comment:A perfect low light street light lens, a amazing performer sharp at f1.4 and razor sharp at f2.8 to f11, indoors or in low light is where this lens really pays off. It has become my most used lens!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 30
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.97
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 4.90
  • overall: 4.93 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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