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

reviewer#7192 date: Mar-29-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 50/1.4 HSM
price paid:about $300
positive:Very good at f/5.6 and f/8
Light and small
very bright
negative:Visible CA at large apertures
very soft at f/1.4, soft at f/2
no SSM
comment:Great small lens, if You can't afford to buy Sigma 50/1.4 or prefer small and light lenses over bigger then get it. It's cheap with very good light and quite good optical performance, and exceptional at f/5 apertures.

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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