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

reviewer#44085 date: Jun-12-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.3
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 50mm f14
price paid:50 USD used
positive:Color, contrast and sharpness
negative:Built in hood not good for flare control.
comment:This is my second copy of this lens. I purchased my first one in 2007 to use on my Sony a100. I prefer this lens over the copy of the Minolta 50mm f1.4 I had. I use it as a short portrait lens on my a77 with outstanding results. Highly recommended.

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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