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

reviewer#5916 date: Aug-26-2009
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:Minolta 50 1.7
Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 3.5-4.5/16-80 ZA
price paid:300 USD like new
positive:Sharp, sharp, sharp...
Quick AF
Love this range on APS-C
negative:I couldn't find...
comment:It's my first experience with f/1,4... and it's a fantastic lens. Significant difference with the old f/1,7. This lens is usable at f/1,4 without any doubt. Love it for portrait. Great great bokeh at f/2.

If you could find one RS, buy it !!!

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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