Sony E 50mm 1.8 OSS Review

The modern APS-C nifty-fifty from Sony has been around for a while now.  It’s been reviewed many times but I’d like to take a look at it myself in this review.

product-3The lens is made of a lightweight metal exterior and contains plastic parts inside.  Handling feels good on the a6300 – I quickly forget there’s a lens on the camera when shooting.  The focus ring is smooth but not buttery.  The focus-by-wire mechanism works well with this lens and while I don’t have any issues using it, it’s not as nice as a dedicated manual focus experience.

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Minolta MC 58mm 1.4 Review – On the a6300

The 1969 Minolta 58mm f/1.4 is a fast vintage lens for Minolta SLR cameras of the age.  It was positioned between the budget kit 55mm f/1.7 and the premium 58mm f/1.2 as the middle lens in Minoltas standard lens lineup.  In this review, I’m going to take a look at how it performs and handles on the Sony a6300.


This isn’t the smallest vintage lens I’ve used, nor the lightest.  At 275g (0.6 lbs) it adds noticeable weight to the camera but it’s not so heavy that it causes issues.  With the adapter, it’s about as big as the Sony SEL 50mm f/1.8, which isn’t all that bad.  Build quality is fantastic, as with most lenses of the time – the all metal body is built to last and my copy is still in great shape.

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