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

reviewer#20391 date: Oct-18-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 20/f2.8
- Minolta 24/f2.8
- Minolta 28/2.8
- Minolta 35/f.20
price paid:50 Euro (in 2003)
positive:- Very sharp
- Only 50 Euro...
negative:- None
comment:There seems to be lot of variation with the 50/1.7.
I had to tune the autofocus of my A300 with the back focus charts, but when that has been done this lens rocks.
Center sharp at f2.0, corner sharp a f2.2

Did a test on the A7 full frame. The edge of the frame is little bit softer. At f4 it's razor sharp across the whole frame. No micro adjust was needed.

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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