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

reviewer#11285 date: Aug-3-2013
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:Sony 16-50mm f2.8
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
price paid:200 USD (used)
positive:Low light capability
Small and light
negative:Some flare
comment:This is one of my favorite lenses on both APS-C and full frame. Such a simple lens produces such wonderful images even wide open. Forget your flash? Not a problem. This lens is my standard I use to judge other lenses. Reminds me that zooms make me lazy. This lens is always in my bag. Hard to believe this lens is as old as it is. Minolta got it right.

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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