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Sony SAL50F18

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Lens Test: Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT SAM AF

Pop Photo
1 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Sony shooters committed to the APS-C-sized sensor have a new fast 50 to consider. Launched alongside Sony's latest entry-level DSLRs (including the Alpha 380 ), it gives everyday shooters the benefits of limited depth of field without breaking the bank.
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REVIEW: Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM

photodo
5 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme investigates this budget 50mm lens for Sony's range of crop sensor digital SLRs. Sony's DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens boasts a smooth autofocus motor (SAM), bright f/1.8 maximum aperture and lightweight construction all for around £145. It is designed for Sony's range of APS-C DSLRs and so cannot be used on a full frame camera.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Quality when stopped down, Cheap
  • Cons: Basic design may be off-putting to some, Softness at maximum aperture, AF hunts occasionally
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REVIEW: Sony NEX 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Sample Photos

photodo
5 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The new Sony NEX E Mount 50mm portrait lens gives anyone who has the standard NEX E Mount kit lens (18-55mm), or the NEX E Mount 16mm pancake, the ability to take portrait photos with a wide f/1.8 aperture, for more out of focus backgrounds, and better subject seperation. The lens features optical steady shot (image stabilisation), and the larger aperture should enable better shots in low light.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM review

What Digital Camera
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Does this 50mm prime lens deliver on its low price? Find out with the Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens review
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
20 December 2010
  • Summary: Although this lens is not the best performer when it comes to resolution at maximum aperture, it should still make a great portrait lens when stopped down a little for those on a budget. The out of focus blur is quite smooth and pleasant too.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Quality when stopped down, Cheap
  • Cons: Basic design may be off-putting to some, Softness at maximum aperture, AF hunts occasionally
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Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM

PhotographyBLOG
20 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM lens has quite a narrow focus ring. There are hard stops at both ends of the range, making it straight forward to set focus at infinity. Polariser users will be pleased to learn that the 49mm filter thread does not rotate on focus.
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 4
4.0

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT ( SAL-50F18 ) on Sony NEX - Lab Test / Review

photozone.de
23 September 2010
  • Conclusion: Optically speaking, the Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT ( SAL-50F18 ) is a good performer on the Sony NEX. The lens is sharp even at f/1.8 and it reaches more than very good results across the image frame around f/5.6. Lateral CAs are absolutely negligible which adds to the high sharpness perception. The lens produces some slight amount of barrel distortion but it's not really field-relevant. Typical for a dedicated APS-C format lens it shows rather significant vignetting at f/1.8.
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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 4
4.0

Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT ( SAL-50F18 ) - Lab Test / Review

photozone.de
12 September 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT ( SAL-50F18 ) is pretty much a no-brainer for Sony APS-C DSLR users. The lens is very sharp even at f/1.8 and the resolution is about as good as it gets around f/5.6. Lateral CAs are absolutely negligible which adds to the outstanding sharpness perception. The lens produces a slight amount of barrel distortion but it's not really field-relevant. Typical for a dedicated APS-C format lens it shows rather significant vignetting at f/1.8.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 8
7.5
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM Lens

PhotoReview
1 October 2009
  • Summary: A fast 50mm prime lens designed for Sony's Alpha DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors.The DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens was introduced as one of four lenses announced with the A230, A330 and A380 DSLR cameras in early May 2009. The DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens is the first DT prime lens Sony has introduced and it's being promoted as a 'portrait' lens. This is logical because it provides a focal length equivalent to 75mm (in 35mm format) when mounted on 'APS-C' camera bodies. . .
  • Pros: You want an affordable, fast lens for available light photography., You'd like superior depth-of-field control for portrait photography., You require distortion-free images., You'd like good performance with backlit shots. Don't buy this lens if :, You're using a body with a ‘full frame' sensor., You require a lens that can deliver consistent corner-to-centre sharpness., You require quiet autofocusing., You require rugged construction.
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