Do you use the Sony 50mm 1.4 wide open? (A900)

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Do you use the Sony 50mm 1.4 wide open? (A900)
Sep 8, 2009

I see 2 reasons to own the Sony 50/1.4; small size and wide aperture. OK, it's not too expensive as lenses go. That's 3 then. I don't think anyone is claiming that it's the greatest and sharpest lens for Sony.

Anyway, the combo of small and wide aperture is of course appealing. However, if this lens must be stopped down to 2.8 or smaller, then it loses some appeal since my Zeiss 24-70 can do that.

I see comments about it being better stopped down, but how do you rate it for "real world" shooting wide open? Do you use this lens on the A900 ? Are you reasonably satisfied with what you can do with it wide open? Or do you consider it a mistake to shoot at 1.4?
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