Sony FE 50mm F1.8 E-mount lens review by Dr. Harout

reviewer#28613 date: Jun-27-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 50/1.7
FE 28-70 3.5-5.6
price paid:248 USD
positive:Very sharp
IQ excellent
negative:AF very slow and noisy
comment:Sharpness is great, even at 1.8 the center part is extraordinarily sharp which gets better and better all over the frame when stopping down. At F/4 you will get excellent results.
Frankly, I did not expect much but to my surprise it turned out to be a gem.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 12
  • sharpness: 4.46
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 3.50
  • distortion: 4.75
  • flare control: 4.25
  • overall: 4.31 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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