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

reviewer#44200 date: Dec-16-2018
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 5
overall: 4.2
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:18-55mm SAM sony
50mm Macro minolta
price paid:75 USD (used)
positive:very common.
Easy to fix.
nice saturation of colors
negative:On APS the crop factor converts to a 75 mm, so, it is not a good lens for interiors.
This lens is more than 30 years old, some copies need maintenance.
49mm filter ring.
comment:This is the kit lens from the Maxxum 7000, the first lens to be AF, is better than the kit 18-55mm SAM ofered by sony.
It has a nice colors and little distortion on an APS, this lens is a good all around situation just to peek a place.
I use this lens to travel and explore new locations instead of other lenses.
My copy have oil on the blades, but there are plenty of tutorials on intenet to solve the problem, or if you have the resources, any tecnician can solve it.

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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