Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro E-mount lens review by MITSUKI-KEN
|MITSUKI-KEN#32709 date: Nov-20-2016|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|compared to:||A-MOUNT MINOLTA 50MM F2.8 MACRO|
CANON EF 50MM F2.5 MACRO
|negative:||Contrast not as good as the A-MOUNT 50MM F2.8 MACRO|
VERY Slow AF (compare to Vintage A-MOUNT 50MM F2.8 MACRO)
hunting on Model Without PDAF such as A7R, A7SII, A7S
|comment:||This lens is sharp, light and compact, but the AF is Very Very slow on macro. On a A7R which is no PDAF point,|
I have to wait for a few seconds for the extension of front unit, than hunt for another few seconds (that the downside of no PDAF).
ON the other hand I got a MINOLTA 50MM F2.8 MACRO with the LA-EA4 adaptor, and a CANON EF 50MM F2.5 macro with a china AF adaptor
the LA-EA4 did a very good job, the extension of front unit take only 1-2 second and no hunting. for the IQ, I can't tell the different of sharpness between the A-Mount and the FE-mount, but the Canon seems a hair-little sharper. compare to the Minolta, the Sony FE is lighter in saturation and contrast but is same as the Canon EF.
I am not recommend the SONY FE for it's price, it is lot more that a LA-EA4 plus a 2nd hand MINOLTA 50MM F2.8 MACRO. and it preform optically no better than that, On the AF issue, I guest it works better on a PDAF model like A7RII, but the motor in the FE LENS is far slower than the motor in LA-EA4. You can see the different when it extend its front unit. very slow......
For the Canon, there is AF problem with the EF-FE adaptor. I guest many old EF lens have AF ISSUE when using EF-FE adaptor