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

reviewer#12052 date: Dec-9-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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:Sigma 18-250 DC HSM
Minolta 70-210 f4 Beercan
Minolta 28-85
Sony SAM 18-55 kit
Sony SEL 70-210 f4 G OSS
Sony SEL 35 f1.8 OSS
price paid:$50 used
positive:Pretty sharp from f4-f8. Decent bokah. Alluminum body. Metal mount.
negative:Noticable CA wide open with backlight subjects near high contrast Areas.
comment:Pretty good lens to carry or for portraits.

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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