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9.1 out of 10

Sony 50mm F1.4

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Reviews and Problems with Sony 50mm F1.4

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Overall 10
10

I'm very happy with this Lens

brinsmead, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I have little to complain about with this Lens, it is very well built, delivers very sharp, contrasty, excellent color results. Expensive: yes. Only complaint is coupled with the LAEA4 on a Sony A7r, and it's a camera issue, that it hunts on auto focus in low light
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

A Sony Winner

Glenn, B&H Photo
29 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased the Sony/Zeiss 50 mm f/1.4 lens a few weeks ago and have taken numerous pictures under a variety of lighting conditions. In short, this is an excellent lens (for [$] bucks, it better be). Images are very sharp with excellent resolution and color saturation. Focusing is by a Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) in the lens, which operates off the camera's battery via the electrical contacts between the lens and camera (unlike Minolta and some Sony lenses which use a...
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Exceptional Lens

caledesign, B&H Photo
26 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Let me start by saying that this lens is amazing. It's become my standard lens that I keep on my full frame SONY a99. I have the 85MM f/1.4 Zeiss that I use for portraits and love using that so I wanted something I could use to replace my standard 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss. I've had the lens for several weeks and had several opportunities to use it. In DC to photograph the Cherry Blossoms, at the light House in Montauk Point on Long Island and for a few head shot portraits.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 10
10

The whole package.

Thomas Greber "thkpic", Amazon
25 January 2014
  • Summary: For a technical review read Kurt Munger's in depth analysis. As for real life analysis it's simply fantastic. I've been an avid shooter of the 50mm 1.4 Sony for over two years. This has all the magic I've come to love in my 135mm 1.8 Zeiss. Smooth diffraction focus and sharpness corner to corner that has to be seen to be believed. I never feel left wanting with Zeiss optics. The cool color rendition seems most natural and has an erie real life quality to it.
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Overall 10
10

It's a keeper'...

D. Ortego, Amazon
11 January 2014
  • Summary: UPDATE: 17 April 2014 After two months of using this lens in Europe I'm very impressed with the results. The renderings and colors are so 'real' and life-like that's easy to see why this lens cost more than other options. I still need to wait to process the shots but I suspect the adjustments will be minimal. I wasn't sure whether to retire my Alpha 900 and move on, or to add a second ZA to my system.
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Overall 10
10

It's literally my only lens

Sean, Amazon
11 January 2014
  • Summary: I can't say enough about this lens. It's a perfect 50mm. It's very sharp at 1.4, and by f/2, where I almost always leave it, it's perfect. Great balance on the A99, great hood. I sold all of my Canon gear to shoot with this lens and the A99, and it's been amazing. The best part about it, though, is the bokeh and what tends to be called "micro-contrast".
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Overall 10
10

Works for me!

Dan Ortego, B&H Photo
11 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I wasn't sure whether to retire my Alpha 900 and move on, or to add a second ZA to my system. I've been using the ZA 135/1,8 for 2-years now without ever removing it, so I have done just about everything one could do with that lens. Anyway, I decided to roll the dice when I ordered this lens and I have no regrets. This lens inspired me to stick with the Alpha mount and forgo the E-mount frenzy.
  • Pros: Durable, Excellent build, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Flimsy Hood
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Overall 10
10

Great improvement over Minolta/Sony

N.C., B&H Photo
20 December 2013
  • Excerpt: On my A900, it performs very similarly to the ZA 85/1.4. Fully usable wide open with moderate amount of color fringing as the only weakness. Compared to Minolta/Sony 50/1.4, the newer lens is a better lens in everyway except cost and large size and heavy weight. Compared to Sigma 50/1.4, ZA 50/1.4 is a little bit sharper at 1.4, but the difference is very small. The major advantage for the ZA lens is that the AF accuracy won't change from distance subject to MFD.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic lens!

MT photography, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Very sharp. Great colors/contrast. The only thing I would have done different to this lens is put the focus hold button on the other side of the lens like the 85mm Zeiss is. It makes it difficult to use the hold button on the side they put it on.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Highly recommended

Paolo Palmero, Amazon
29 November 2013
  • Summary: Fast and accurate focusing (that cannot be said of the standard 50mm f/1.4), sharp, solid. I also like the colour better than the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. Highly recommended.
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