|Position in the lineup|
|Sony 50mm F/1.4 (SAL50F14)||Jun 2006||⊗|
|Minolta AF 50mm F/1.4 RS||1998||⊗|
|Minolta AF 50mm F/1.4||1985||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||46.8° (35mm full frame)|
|31.6° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||7 elements in 6 groups|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||45 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Minolta/Sony A)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø66 x 43 mm|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
Design and Features
Rebranded Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 RS.
The lens barrel is compact, of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Direct Manual Focus is available.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 55 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
It should be noted that most lenses of the system have such diameter of the filter thread, that is why if you will purchase additional lens with similar focal length and/or speed, you probably will be able to share filters between them.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The focusing ring rotates during autofocus which looks pretty anachronistic by today's standards. It is strongly recommended not to touch the ring or manually stop its movement because it might result in damage to the lens and/or camera.
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 6 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 44..56 mm)
|Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZA SSM (SAL50F14Z)||2013||⊗|
|Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM | A||2014||⊗|
|Sigma 50mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM||2008||⊗|
|Sony DT 50mm F/1.8 SAM (SAL50F18)||2009||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F013||2015||⊗|