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

reviewer#2369 date: May-27-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 100 f2.8 macro
Sigma 28 f1.8 (older version)
price paid:forgotten
Fairly light
negative:No D chip
comment:Excellent lens! The wide aperture makes the viewfinder really bright and while it is good at 1.4 the depth of field is often too shallow, so using it at f2 or narrower gives stunning clear images.

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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