Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 RS A-mount lens review by Sonnarman

reviewer#1898 date: Feb-26-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:KM 28-75mm 2.8D,
Tamron 90mm 2.5 Macro
Ricoh 50mm 1.8 (M42)
price paid:280 USD
positive:Beautiful portrait lens, with typical slight softness at full aperture, sharp as by 2-2.8.
Very nice bohket.
negative:None
comment:Supplied with ditsy 55mm Screw-in Lens hood that neither felt nor worked well. An old, retired fungus-invaded Sigma 75-300mm donated its flock-coated, 55mm solid alloy hood that delivers absolutely superb flare control in marginal cross-light situations. Well worth seeking out!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 37
  • sharpness: 4.64
  • color: 4.84
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 4.89
  • flare control: 4.30
  • overall: 4.67
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