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

reviewer#5027 date: Mar-13-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 f/1.7
price paid:
positive:very sharp
amazing bokeh
55mm filter
real hood
negative:nothing really
comment:my very first 50mm f/1.4 and it's a RS one, before this I had a few f/1.7 (1st gen) and didn't thought it would make any different between 1.7 and 1.4 but it is, so creamy bokeh I haven't experienced before

I had the opportunity to test between 1.4 1st gen and RS, I found 1st gen is sharper but harsher bokeh not as pleasant as the RS version

unfortunately my lens has a tiny dust inside, very annoying but luckily it doesn't capture on pictures

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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