Sony FE 50mm F1.8 E-mount lens review by minolta_mutley
|minolta_mutley#44198 date: Dec-16-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50mm f1.7|
|positive:||the lens is sharp|
compact even with the hood
|negative:||The AF is very slow on nex-c3, a6000, rather slow on A7II - usable on the A7RII (good enough in normal light conditions - and still usable with non-moving subjects).|
Sony should have tried to make a pancake lens out of this.
I'm missing the built-in lens-hood as is in the Minolta 50mm f1.7.
Form of sun-stars could've been better.
|comment:||It's a cheap lens well suited for portrait, and still images. Not so well suited for moving objects unless used on more recent FE-mount body's - there it can be used on slower moving things/persons (sports is out of reach). |
The lens is sharp enough, even usable full open - and it's the cheapest FE-mount lens available.
I didn't see much color fringing.
When AF-speed isn't an issue, and you don't need the f:1.4 opening - you can put this lens on your list.
2nd hand prices are at this moment around 100à150€'s.
Be sure to update to the latest firmware - it helps a bit with AF-speed (version 3 from 05/2017).
Hunts like hell at F8 and lower on A6000 + A7II