Sony 50mm f/1.4 review

Does Sony's small and inexpensive prime lens have the performance too?

By  from Digital Camera Issue 89

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"The Sony lens displays strong corner shading (vignetting) when it's used at or near its maximum aperture, and the resolution is weak too. In fact, this lens doesn't really sharpen up until you stop down to around f/5.6, which rather undermines the value of a fast prime lens. If Sony wants to establish itself as a premium DSLR marque, it must do better"
For
  • Small
  • Well-priced
  • Long focus travel
Against
  • Image quality disappointing
  • Stiff focus ring
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