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9.2 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

Very useful

Lonesome, B&H Photo
26 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I decided to stop using my multi focal 18-200 lens and go to fixed focal. Surveying my most used lenses on my Leica I decided to go with the 24mm Zeiss and the 50mm Zeiss for my NEX7. I have now used the 50mm at all apertures and am very pleasantly surprised at the sharpness and resolution it gives. Wide open, where I would expect the most problem it is clear and sharp with no vignetting I have seen no drop off in resolution at the periphery.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Michael Westwood, Amazon
29 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

MJT, B&H Photo
11 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I have been in the imagery business for about 10 years, but I have been focusing almost exclusively on the message/journalistic value of photographs vice the actual taking of pictures. I recently decided to get into photography and wanted to start with the highest quality available.I say that to say I don't have much to compare this lens to.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

I'm very happy with this Lens

brinsmead, B&H Photo
10 July 2014
  • 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.

Thinkinginpictures "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 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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