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

reviewer#44231 date: Feb-19-2019
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:Sony FE 2.8/90 Macro G OSS
Tamron 90 mm F2.8 Macro
LAOWA 15 mm F4 1:1 Macro
+ various other lenses
price paid:EUR 475
positive:+ light and compact
+ sharp
+ reasonably priced
+ focuses close
negative:- focuses close (not suitable for insects and such)
- no sunhood
- slow, erratic and noisy AF
comment:Handy small macro lens, although its AF is somewhat disapointing especially in low light: slow, hunts easily and the focus motor is not even silent.

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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