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

reviewer#8090 date: Oct-13-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:50/1.7
price paid:820 zł (used)
positive:*Small & light
*Good colors
*Sharp from f2.8
negative:*Soft and low contrast between f1.4 and f2.5
*equiv 75mm on crop cameras
comment:Not very sharp wide open, 35/2 is much sharper at f2 than 50/1.4 at f2 and also 35/2 have better contrast. I've expected more from this standard lens.
Only fraction better than 50/1.7.

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania