Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro E-mount lens review by Dr. Harout
|Dr. Harout#31703 date: Oct-17-2016|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||498 USD|
|positive:||Sharpness, Contrast, Handling, colors, very light, additional buttons including 3 steps focus limiter. Reasonably quick AF in AF-S mode.|
|negative:||Slow AF and AF hunting in AF-C, CA with wide apertures|
|comment:||Slow to focus in poor lighting conditions and also whenever f=8 or narrower. Hunts a lot. (Look below for the update).|
Build wise, I prefer an inner focus mechanism, hence my rating. It is much better than the Sony A mount variant which extends a lot making it very easy to wobble.
Otherwise a very good lens for very sharp pictures.
No distortions and did not notice any flare despite trying to shoot in prone-to-flare scenarios. I will test this lens further.
CA is present with wide apertures, and in extreme cases up to f/5.6 but in the corners. Though very easy to remove.
UPDATE: Always use this lens in AF-S mode, where you will mostly not encounter AF hunting, you will get more AF accuracy even in narrower f-stops. Using the focus limiter makes AF much quicker.