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Phoblographer Completes 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Review

Chris Gampat of ThePhoblographer.com has completed his review of the new Sony 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* lens. In giving the lens a 5-star rating, he writes, "One of my favorite things about this lens is how it handles colors. For everyone that believes Sony colors are too vivid and almost like a painting, this lens will prove you wrong. This lens offers a tad less saturation than even the 85mm f1.4 G Master lens and far less than the 35mm f1.4 Sony Zeiss comparatively speaking. If you like to shoot portraits and really care about skin tones, then this lens may be a must-have."

On sharpness, the review concludes, "Like with every lens, the best sharpness comes when flash output is added. At f11 this lens is incredibly sharp. Even wide open and barely stopped down is stellar." And "This lens is absolutely incredible at f1.4 when a flash’s output is added to the scene. Even with natural light, it’s still pretty amazing though I’ll always encourage everyone to use a flash when they can. At f2.8 the lens becomes super sharp and even more so at f5.6–where I personally find the best balance between bokeh and sharpness."

See the complete and highly detailed writeup along with a with a ton of images taken with the lens at ThePhoblographer.com.


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