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Sony SAL-50F14

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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of Value for the Money

Robert Kelly "PhotoBob", Amazon
30 May 2013
  • Summary: This is a great lens and costs a great deal less than others similar to it. Let's do the "not so great" first and get that out of the way. It isn't the fastest lens around and it has been around a while and could use an update...OK, that does it for the negative in my experience. Now for the good...and there's a lot of "good" in this lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

A must have lens!

Blu, Amazon
16 December 2012
  • Summary: I wasn't expected to get such quality images from this lens. Very light, fast focus, tack sharp and good quality lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots to like with this 50mm

Jonathan Stewart "jonathan_stewart2", Amazon
1 April 2012
  • Summary: Plusses on this lens: very fast, nice workable focal length, small and light, good build. Minuses: lack of sharpness wide open, bokeh only so-so. Sony has made a great lens for the money with the 50mm 1.4. Stop it up to 2.0 and you get great sharpness and contrast across the frame. The 50mm focal length translates to 75mm with APS-C, making it a slight telephoto, although perspective distortion is minimal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good value for money

CNI71, Amazon
27 December 2011
  • Summary: This lens is perfect for portrait photos. Combined with the HVL-F43AM flash it produces close to perfect images with the Sony A850 body. The low apature f/1.4 allows you to focus on the object and blur the background. The lens is full frame (35mm) and allows you to use the full 24Mega pixel of the Sony A850/A900. There are loads of professional alternatives to this lens, but this is just very good value for money.
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Overall 8
8.0

Big performance in small package

Brandon, Adorama
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: I don't have any negative feedback to offer on this lens. As close to negative as I can get is there's no SSM focusing, but that would cost more anyway so it seems to be a fair trade off. For the price it's an excellent piece of equipment that is necessary for anyone wanting to take their photography to the next level. f1.4... I love you! It's wonderful to be able to hand hold action shots all the way till dusk without cranking the ISO up.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony 50mm 1.4 lens on full frame

douglas8078, Ebay
22 October 2010
  • Summary: Got this lens as an update from an old Minolta prime, wanted the best possible 50 for my full frame. It has excellent center sharpness, even wide open, and the corners aren't too bad either. Build quality is solid but unspectacular. Focus is fast and accurate, which is an improvement over the old. Color is on par with several of my old Minoltas(thats good)but CA very bad at 1.4-2.0 on my copy, which is disappointing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens but AF slightly out of focus

Jackal, Amazon
3 November 2009
  • Summary: I'm happy with the speed of this lens, which I'm using on an A550. There are a lot of good things to say about the lens (check the web reviews for details). However, the autofocus is slightly off at full aperture. I scrutinised three lenses in the store and they all had the same problem. Basically if I focus on the nose the eyes will be sharp. This is not really acceptable, but I'm told it is possible to hand in the camera and lens to Sony for calibration.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony 50mm f/1.4 lens

Sawman, Amazon
18 October 2009
  • Summary: For the price this is an excellent lens. I use this lens for portraits and food, and it delivers good quality results.
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Overall 8
8.0

It is getting good picture upper F2.0

wildrose, Adorama
27 May 2009
  • Excerpt: When I take a picture for Portrait and Snap,<br />I use this lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Scratches Easily
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens for low light conditions

John Z, Adorama
9 February 2009
  • Excerpt: I use an 18-250mm, f3.5-6.3 zoom lens for most situations.<br />For indoor sports, this 50mm f1.4 lens is a great addition.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
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