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Sony FE 50 mm f/1.8

24 November 2017
Maciej Latałło

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.

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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