Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by berlin steve
|berlin steve#10584 date: Oct-13-2012|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||KM 50mm 1.7 & 2.8 macro|
Sigma 50mm 2.8 macro
|price paid:||eur 155|
great in low light
|negative:||not noticably sharper than 1.7 model|
|comment:||This is a cracking lens if you need low light flash free. Typical Minolta colours, which so many of us love. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't sharper than the 1.7 model. If you don't need 1.4, then I'd save the cash and get the 1.7. You won't need both in your collection.|
If you need sharper, and don't need quick focusing the 1.4 gives then get 2.8 macro which is better. But having the pair of them is also recommendable. The 1.4 for indoor snaps with kids- and the 2.8 for planned or staged work as well as macro.
Again, if you don't need 1.4, then the 1.7 is IMO as good on sharpness and colour.