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8.2 out of 10

Sony SAL-50M28

A compact macro-focus lens that covers the full range from life- Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

This is a better lens than the comparable one made by Minolta

falconant, Ebay
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: The reason I bought the Sony SAL50M28 lens was to get clearer magnification of small objects indoors with the assistance of two photo lamps from a light box kit. This lens is just somewhat sharper than the comparative Minolta Maxxum 50mm F2.8 lens. Overall it's a better lens than the Minolta with the same specs, but I don't think it's worth twice as much as some dealers want. I was still dissatisfied with it and bought their lighter less expensive 30mm Macro DT lens.
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Overall 10
10

My first macro

James C. Gagne "Yody", Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: Wanted to break out into macro phototography and spent months researching lenses. This one by far was not the cheapest, nor was it the most expensive. Knowing exactly what I wanted out of my photography I knew I needed a quality lens for my sony a65 but I wasnt ready (or able actually) to spend 2g on one of the mega lenses. Besides, what if I started it but didnt love it like I thought I would. So I got this finally and it is perfect for me.
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Overall 10
10

Obviously a high quality lens.

Derrick, Amazon
5 March 2014
  • Summary: I have been a Minolta/Sony user for years. Over the years I have preferred fixed focal length lenses to zooms. This lens reinforces that preference. The full frame lens is constructed really well, from the built in hood to the metal lens mount. It has great weight and balance. The focusing motor is smooth and quiet. The F2.8 aperture provides an opportunity for some nice low light shooting as well as a pleasing bokeh when taking portraits.
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Great prime lens

Derrick, Sony
21 February 2014
  • Summary: I have been a Minolta/Sony user for years. Over the years I have preferred fixed focal length lenses to zooms. This lens reinforces that preference. The lens is constructed really well, from the built in hood to the metal lens mount. It has great weight and balance. The focusing motor is smooth and quiet. The F2.8 aperture provides an opportunity for some nice low light shooting as well as a pleasing bokeh when taking portraits.
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Overall 10
10

I love this lens

DOGLETMOM, Amazon
25 January 2014
  • Summary: I am no expert but I am taking a photography course and wanted a good quality and versatile macro lens for my Sony A35. This fits the bill. It is very sharp and I can also take more photos indoors without flash due to the wider aperture than my kit lens. It is my go to lens for anything where a focal length of around 50mm will work and I am very pleased. I am looking forward to the spring and summer where I can take more true macro shots outdoors.
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Overall 6
6.0

Still undecided

Hopeful Hal, B&H Photo
17 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this as a compromise. Sony also makes 30 mm and 100 mm macro lenses. I chose the 50 mm because it was in the middle in terms of price and close-focusing distance. I have played with the lens for a week under less than optimum conditions. I am thinking about switching it for 100 mm lens but am deterred by the added weight of the longer lens. Ideally, I would prefer a macro lens that opens a little wider and is a little sharper.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Not As Sharp As I Wanted
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

TLC, Adorama
10 September 2013
  • Excerpt: For Forensic Macro photography,,,
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10

Sharp and clear.

Wael Hashad, Amazon
5 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my camera and it is very well nicely done lense. I have a very nice pictures with it. I highly recommend it for anyone who has a Sony camera.
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Overall 10
10

This lens is fabulous!

Daisy Flowersmith, Adorama
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this for floral photography in the field. It's so "right on". It's fast enough to catch a clear shot of a flower on a windy day..
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

An oldie revamped

Blues_junkie, B&H Photo
4 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This 50mm f2.8 Macro lens hasn't changed internally since the Minolta Rokkor days but it doesn't need to. It has been dragged into the new 'Sony age' by redesigning the looks and it sits well, visually, amongst the other Sony gear. What is indisputable is the easy of use, amazing sharpness and lack of stray light affecting the shots. This is a superb lens and value for money is exceptional.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharpness
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