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Sony 50mm F1.4

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Sony 50mm f/1.4 Review

Ken Rockwell
19 May 2013
  • Summary: The Sony 50mm f/1.4 feels junky, but works great, especially with the newest Sony A99 which corrects its distortion and gives this old-design lens instant manual-focus override.
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Overall 8
Value for money 9
Features 8
Picture quality 9
Ergonomics 9
Build quality 8

Expert Review

DP Review
3 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Having reviewed four other 50mm F1.4 lenses of similar design over the past few months, we weren't expecting any major surprises from the Sony version. And in broad terms it's not hugely different from its Canon, Nikon and Pentax equivalents; as befits a quality prime it gives excellent image quality when stopped down, but struggles somewhat when used wide open, showing common problems such as corner softness, halation, bokeh chromatic aberration, and vignetting on full...
  • Pros: Unusually good performance on APS-C even at wide apertures, Excellent image quality when stopped down on both full-frame and APS-C, Low distortion
  • Cons: Very soft across most of the frame at wide apertures on full frame, Bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at wide apertures, Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F3.3), Corner softness on full-frame - never quite sharp even at F8, Somewhat susceptible to flare
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Overall 9
Design 10
Value for money 10
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 10

Sony 50mm f/1.4 review

What Digital Camera
22 January 2009
  • Excerpt: What this budget prime might lack in acronyms is more than made up for in overall image quality as this WDC review of the Sony 50mm f/1.4 lens discovers.
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Sony 50 mm F1.4

29 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Sony 50 mm F1,4 to jedyna w ofercie Sony standardowa „stałka” dla formatu 35 mm, ale nie jedyny obiektyw o takiej ogniskowej ponieważ jest jeszcze Sony 50 mm F2,8 macro. Brak jest natomiast odpowiednika popularnych konstrukcji rodzaju 50 mm F1,7(F1,8), które występują w systemach Canon (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II) oraz Nikon (AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D).
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