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

reviewer#2098 date: Apr-2-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:50mm/1.4 Original
price paid:255 USD (used)
positive:IQ and sharpness as good if not better than the original version even wide open. Bigger focus ring, real hood.
negative:Frankly none I can think of.
comment:The "cheap" low light king (well the cheapest Minolta 1.4 at least). I find the AF of this RS version a touch more accurate than the original versions I have had but then again perhaps those 15-20 year old lenses are a bit fatigued... Finally no more 49mm filter lenses in my line-up, this lens together with a 24/2.8 RS makes all my lenses min 55mm.

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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