Klaus Schroiff has just test the new released Sony FE 50mm F1.8 lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama/ eBay) on the Sony A7R II at the Photozone.de. Besides many advantages, he also finds the auto-focus of this new lens is very slow.
“Caption Slow”, Conclusion from Photozone.de, “The resolution characteristic is fairly solid. The outer image field is very soft at large apertures but to be fair – your main subject tends to be near the image center so it’s probably not all that of a deal-breaker in the real life. The center itself is already very sharp and contrasty at f/1.8. … The lens produces some heavy vignetting at maximum aperture. Some may like this effect as a creative element but those who don’t may prefer to correct this either via camera setting or in your favorite RAW converter. Otherwise you should stop down by about 2 f-stops. The quality of the bokeh is fairly good with smooth highlight discs, albeit with a bit of outlining, and a smooth albeit asymmetric general blur… ”
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