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

reviewer#29664 date: Aug-23-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
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:Sony 18-55
Minolta 75-300
Minolta 80-200
price paid:$35 & $29 both eBay
positive:Shooting with the lens, I get clear crisp lines and great color. When I want to blur the background on a portrait, it is easily done. The lens seems very fast.
negative:This lens seems susceptible to flare.
comment:My 13-year-old daughter shot my camera with this lens and spent her own money to buy one on eBay the next night. She is willing to give up zoom for the shot quality.

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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