Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#10673 date: Nov-8-2012
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta Af 50 1.7
Sony AF DT 18-55 3.5-5.6
price paid:179 USD
positive:Concert and indoor no 1 lens. Very nice bokeh, perfect for portraits on APS-C.
Stepped down to f=2 then it is very sharp in the middle. Corner sharpness is good at f=4 - f=5.6
negative:sharpness at full open. Flare-prone.
comment:Bought at swedish ebay (tradera) for 1200 SEK = 179 USD.

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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