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

reviewer#10252 date: May-31-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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
- SMC Tak 50/1.4
price paid:200 EUR
positive:+ sharp even wide open
+ small
+ good price
negative:- bokeh is not so good
comment:Not much to say.
The bokeh could be better wide open, but I guess you can't have everything for this much money. Good for street shooting on FF, not so suitable for portraits due to bokeh issues. Sharpness is OK all over the FF frame.
I had the opportunity to use 2 lenses for some time, and their variations was marginal.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 124
  • sharpness: 4.68
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.77
  • flare control: 4.13
  • overall: 4.60
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