Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by mortenva

reviewer#6619 date: Dec-22-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 24-85 RS
Minolta 135/2.8
Minolta 50/1.4
price paid:
missing
positive:-Bokeh
-Sharpness
-Build
-Fast (not AF wise)
negative:Slow and loud!
comment:Despite being slow and very loudly, this lens is one of my absolute favourites if not the favourite. It is sharp from f2, and amazing when you hit it right at f1.4. Bokeh is beautiful.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 52
  • sharpness: 4.77
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.98
  • flare control: 4.46
  • overall: 4.78
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