Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 A-mount lens review by del23

reviewer#11937 date: Aug-4-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:Minolta 50f1.4
price paid:65 GBP
positive:f2.8 razor sharp, fully open not so good.
Classic minolta beautiful colors
Fast AF on A700 and even faster on A850
Build like a tank
negative:Flare
Hood almost not useful
MF ring is tight
comment:If you dont have prime in arsenal, minolta 50mmf1.7 is lens for you! Cheap, fast AF, very good @ f2.2, beautiful colors..... Ok, hood is not very smart made and they have flare and CA problem but hey, you can buy this for aprox. 60 GBP or even cheaper.....

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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