Sony 50mm f1.4 disappointing on A77 (?)

Started Nov 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Junior MemberPosts: 33Gear list
Sony 50mm f1.4 disappointing on A77 (?)
Nov 30, 2011


I was going to buy the Sony 50mm f1.4 and I tried it at the shop on my A77, but the test shots showed such disappointing results that I gave up immediately. I compared it with the kit 16-50 f2.8 and the difference in sharpness was so huge that even the seller didn't even try to convince me.. he said "that is an old design that doesn't perform so well with new sensors with high pixel density".

I think the lens was a bad sample, can't believe that what I found should be considered as a normal consequence of old design lens used on modern sensor. Unfortunately they had one lens only so I couldn't test another one.

Anybody did any experience with A77 and this lens? Is it worth to search for another sample? Other large aperture lenses worth to look at (apart from the Zeiss that cost more than I'm willing to spend at the moment) ?

P.S. : I tried wide open and f/2.8, same bad result in both cases. NOTHING in the photo was in focus, so it shouldn't be a focus shift problem.

 Bart1969's gear list:Bart1969's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Leica Q Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
Sony SLT-A77
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow