LensTip.com

Lens review

Sony FE 50 mm f/1.8

24 November 2017
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

The chart below presents a comparison between distortion results of other full frame standard lenses as fast as f/1.8 or so.


Sonnar
1.8/55 FE
Canon
1.8/50 STM
Nikkor
AF-S 1.8/50G
Nikkor
AF 1.8/50D
Minolta
1.7/50
Sony
FE 1.8/50
APS-C/DX
+0.72%
−0.41%
−0.49%
−0.20%
−0.30%
-0.32%
FF
+1.48%
−1.31%
−1.18%
−0.49%
−0.68%
−0.71%


The performance of the Sony FE 50 mm f/1.8 is very good, both in relative and absolute terms. The geometric deformations are hard not notice even on full frame but also the tested lens compares favourably to its rivals. Only the older Nikkor seems to be slightly better than the Sony; the Minolta fares, within the margin of error, the same. Other lenses are definitely weaker in this category; most notably the Sonnar, a device the most expensive in the whole group, had a strangely weak result.


Please Support Us

The coronavirus crisis has been adversely affecting many businesses and, sad but true, ours is not an exception. Despite that difficult situation we would like to preserve continuity and high quality of publications available on all our websites. Still, we are now aware it might be impossible without additional financial help. That's why we would like to ask all those who visit, read, and care about Optyczne.pl, LensTip.com i Allbinos.com for support - it's enough you send us a small sum of money via PayPal. If a lot people decide to support our websites we think we'll stand a chance and survive next months without any lasting harm. We count on your support and understanding, stay safe and be healthy.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sony A7R II, APS-C, JPEG
Sony FE 50 mm f/1.8 - Distortion
Sony A7R II, FF, JPEG
Sony FE 50 mm f/1.8 - Distortion