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About Sony 50mm F/1.4

Enjoy the flexibility the Sony SAL-50F14 lens offers. Great for candid shots, this lens delivers stunning clarity even when the aperture is fully open. An ultra-bright standard lens for fast, accurate shooting by available light.

For quick candid shots that capture "the decisive moment," this lens provides superb clarity and visual accuracy even with fully open aperture when working indoors or in low-light and twilight conditions.

Mounted on the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens provides midrange telephoto 75mm focal length (35mm equivalent), and takes advantage of the in-camera Super SteadyShot image stabilization system to minimize blur from shaky hands.

Superb Sharpness in Available Light: In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot image stabilization system of the Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens achieve pinpoint sharpness even working with hand-held camera by available light.

Bright f1.4 Aperture: The ability to capture more light in dark environments gives you a superb lens for hand-held shooting without flash, to preserve the mood or in locations whereflash is not permitted.

Circular Aperture: Conventional lenses close their apertures with blades that can create multi-sided shapes, but the aperture blades of this superb wide-angle lens form a near circle at the wide openings you'll use for low-light shots, so spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.



The Sony 50mm F/1.4 is commonly used for Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Weddings and more.The Sony 50mm F/1.4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Sony 50mm F/1.4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony 50mm F/1.4: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (11),Easily interchangeable (10),Lightweight (10),Consistent output (8),Durable (8),Strong construction (6),Nice bokeh (4)
Best Uses:
Night photography (6),Low light (5),Sports/action (5),Macro photography (4),Weddings (4),Landscape/scenery (3),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5)

Sony 50mm F/1.4 Features

  • 50mm f/1.4 Standard Lens
  • Ultra-bright f1.4 aperture for low-light shots
  • Excellent for hand-held shooting without flash
  • Superb image sharpness and detail
  • Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects
  • Focal Length 35mm Equivalent: 50 mm

Sony 50mm F/1.4 Specifications

Construction
6 Groups/7 Elements
Angle of view
47°
F stop range
1.4-22
Closest Focusing Distance
1.5'
Maximum Magnification
1:6.66
Filter Size
55mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
1-1/2 x 2-9/16"
Weight
8-5/16 oz.
Mfr #
SAL50F14
SKU
ISO5014D

Sony 50mm F/1.4 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best lens for the price

I'm still amateur and have yet to put this lens to a full capability test, but I'm quite impressed already. To get a good lens doing 1.4 for this price is just amazing. I have no complaints.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sharp lens... if you want to focus manually.

Out of the box, this lens was amazingly sharp with very accurate auto-focus. After about two months & 300 shots, the calibration on the auto-focus started to degrade. It now focuses about three inches further away at f/5.6 at eight feet than what you are actually focusing on. It's not the camera (an A33), which is still quite accurate with all my other Sony lenses. I sent it to Sony, but they were evidently unable to recalibrate it, as the performance was unimproved when they returned it to m...

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Out of the box, this lens was amazingly sharp with very accurate auto-focus. After about two months & 300 shots, the calibration on the auto-focus started to degrade. It now focuses about three inches further away at f/5.6 at eight feet than what you are actually focusing on. It's not the camera (an A33), which is still quite accurate with all my other Sony lenses. I sent it to Sony, but they were evidently unable to recalibrate it, as the performance was unimproved when they returned it to me. The good news is that it's still incredibly sharp when focusing manually...

Reviewed by 16 customers

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best lens for the price

By

from Detroit, MI

I'm still amateur and have yet to put this lens to a full capability test, but I'm quite impressed already. To get a good lens doing 1.4 for this price is just amazing. I have no complaints.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this lens!

By

from St. George's, Grenada, West Indies

I go out of my way to use this lens. The 1.4 aperture is a lot of fun and gets great shots with beautiful bokeh. I've shot a couple weddings and this lens is indispensable in low light settings. I haven't really had any problems with focus or aberration. I'll switch to this lens from my zoom and run around to compensate because the quality of pictures I get is so superior in color, sharpness, and versatility compared to my other lenses.

 
4.0

Nice F1.4 aperture

By

from Monterey Park

The pictures look amazing in most cases.

 
5.0

Awesome Lens from Excellent Seller

By

from Sammamish, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a super lens with awesome light gathering and great Bokeh from the round (as opposed to hex) aperture. This lens extends capabilities way beyond the usual 3.5 or 2.8 of other lenses. The Seller packaged the lens well, shipped the lens promptly, and it arrived right away in excellent condition.

 
5.0

This is a good lens, very easy to use.

By

from Arcadia, CA  -  Casual Photographer

This lens is very easy to blurry the background. Most times no need to use the flush light when take pictures inside.

 
5.0

Fantacstic lens

By

from Clarks Summit, Pa  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use it with Sony alpha 100, 550 and 55. Outstanding resolution. Smal and light. f1.4 with only 55mm filter size. Use it mostly at indoors sport events with ISO 800 and 1/500s shutter speed. Great portrait lens with APS size sensor and macro with extension tubes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a good lens for portray.

By

from Arcadia, CA  -  Casual Photographer

I used this lens to take my grand daughter's pictures. It blurry the background. Make the portray looks good.

(30 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sharp lens... if you want to focus manually.

By

from Akron, Ohio, USA

Out of the box, this lens was amazingly sharp with very accurate auto-focus. After about two months & 300 shots, the calibration on the auto-focus started to degrade. It now focuses about three inches further away at f/5.6 at eight feet than what you are actually focusing on. It's not the camera (an A33), which is still quite accurate with all my other Sony lenses. I sent it to Sony, but they were evidently unable to recalibrate it, as the performance was unimproved when they returned it to me. The good news is that it's still incredibly sharp when focusing manually...

 
4.0

Big performance in small package

By

from Bedford, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

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. A must have for low light shooting.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loving it.

By

from Chicago, IL

It just came to my house today. It took one day to ship! Even though they said 5-7. I alms ordered expedited too. I don't know why I didn't order these lens earlier when it was on sale! It's so perfect. I just got it and I'm 100% loving it an satisfied. Sure it's a bit costly, but in my opinion, well worth the money.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
CONSTANCE R  Love this lens! The bokah is amazing. My portrait images are sharp and beautiful.
Roger W  Would you consider this lens for an all around first lens with the a99 ?
ANTHONY B  The 50mm length is ea "normal" Lens and the perspective is similar to the human eye as opposed to a wide or telephoto. If you are looking for a prime lens this is a good place to start. The lens is sharp, focuses quickly on my A850 and has little to no distortion. If I were recommend a lens for a beginning photographer to shoot with it would be the 50.
Shopper  Is this lens compatible with the a550? I didn't see it on the list....
KATHERINE P  I would check with sony. I bought it for the a850
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