Sony 50mm 1.8 FE Lens Unboxing, AutoFocus and Image Test with an A7SII
Sony FE 50mm 1.8 First Impressions (Dsphotoblog):
wow really did not expect that kind of image quality and detail, also really beautiful bokeh and even some 3d pop on some images, so image quality is excellent. How is the autofocus? Well, unfortunately this is not a strength of this lens. First the autofocus is loud and it looks like there is a slow motor built in, so you will not get a silent and fast SSM lens here. It also looks like this lens will need a firmware update because it focuses back and forth till it gets the focus everytime and thats really not what you would expect from a native FE lens.
Gerd: “Since I just got the new nifty fifty from Sony Sony FE 50mm F1,8 and had the chance to test it on my Sony Alpha 7 MII today let me share my shots with the community. https://500px.com/gerdriedel/galleries/sony-fe50f18-lens-test The pics are mostly unedited (crop/rotation in some cases). 1 Shot was done also with an adapted Minolta MD 50 1,7 for comparison. I’m mostly happy with the lens although it searches for focus a lot, maybe a problem still with not using phase detection, not sure, i’m no pro.”
German readers can check out the video review by K&G.