Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 RS A-mount lens review by Pirate
|Pirate#26525 date: Mar-17-2016|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|price paid:||£105.00 (used)|
Ultra sharp image quality (IQ)
Buttery smooth bokeh
Classic Minolta colour rendition
Best in it's class
|negative:||Nothing I can think of (yet)|
|comment:||Where do you start? It's a phenomenally good bit of kit and delivers superb quality results in spades. Like the MIN50F17RS, the body is built from high grade plastic and has a very nice ribbed rubber focus ring, though this lens had a lens hood.|
The nearest of all the 50mm prime lenses that produces similar results are both the MIN50F28 and MIN50F35 Macro lenses which make for a much better option to the standard metal/glass kit model.
I've never used or owned this lens model before and I can now understand what all the hype is about unlike some other models I can think of.
The colours, bokeh, sharpness and overall construction is first class and it's also very ergonomically designed. Coupled with it being lightweight, it's one of THE BEST lenses from the extensive Minolta back-catalogue and IMO, is best in it's class, though the SAL-50F14 is it's replacement model which I've not used so I cannot make any direct comparisons.
This is definitely one lens I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a top 50mm prime, though either of the Minolta 50mm Macro lenses would also be a great choice.