Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro E-mount lens review by SeaDog Publications

reviewer#41978 date: Jan-3-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 50mm f2.8 Macro A-mount with LA-EA4
Tamron 60mm f2 A mount with LA-EA4
Sony 50mm f1.8 E mount
Sony ZA 55mm f1.8 E mount
Minolta 50mm f1.4 A mount with LA-EA4
price paid:350
positive:Balances well and focuses fast on A7Rii
Compact and lightweight
Great value for money
negative:None significant that I have found
comment:This in a great normal view lens on the A7Rii for either macro or general walk-around use. Image quality equals that of much more expensive lens. For a macro lens, it is fast focusing with both focus limiter and focus hold buttons; as a nifty fifty it is a little slower than some, but that does not mean it is slow. Overall, this lens beats any thing else I have tried for a good general use, normal view lens with macro capability and weather sealed.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.90
  • color: 4.60
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.66 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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