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Keywords: Sony Zeiss Mid Prime A-Mount 35mm SSM


timtomgo

Registered: April 2013
Posts: 3
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar T* SAL50F14Z review by timtomgo
Review Date: 12/1/2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,700.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: basically... everything
Cons: light falloff, distortion a bit strong (over 2% field curvature but quite simple)

you can't be wrong with this purchase. the autofocus is lightning fast on a99 and perfectly accurate 99.9% of the time.


the homogeneity is exemplary in every regard, at every aperture.


bokeh is "only" good but smoother than any other sony compatible 50mm options. expected for this kind of lens anyway. contrast is absolute even wide open with light source in the frame, the T* coating works wonderfully.


built quality is close to perfection, only the filter attachment and the hood are plastic.


drawbacks:
rarely you can find some traces of flare but it doesn't affect the contrast.
expensive? yeah... but actually the cheaper among its pears (canon 50f1.2L and nikon 58f1.4G).


A winner to keep for infinite years...


 






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