Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 A-mount lens review by Camprooster

reviewer#11788 date: Apr-24-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Min 35mm f2.0
Sony 50mm f1.4 Planar CZ
Min 85mm f1.4 GD
Min 100mm f2.8 macro RS
Sony 135mm f1.8 sonar CZ
Min 200mm f2.8 HS APO
Min 400mm f4.5 HS APO
price paid:75.00 New
Almost zero distortion and CA.
Very small, and very fast AF.
negative:Soft at f1.7 to f2.8

comment:This lens preforms great when it comes down to distortion and CA and the color is excellent, at f5.6 to f16 the 50mm f1.7 is really a sharp lens so if its bright and sunny this is the lens I still use, you will not have a any problems with purple fringing with this lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 417
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.57
  • distortion: 4.74
  • flare control: 4.17
  • overall: 4.58
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