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Sony SAL50F18

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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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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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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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