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

reviewer#11536 date: Dec-12-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
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 50mm/2.8 Macro RS
Minolta AF 50mm/1.7
tamron SP AF 28-75mm/2.8
price paid:150 USD (for repair)
positive:+ Light, little, discreet
+ Quick and accurate focus
+ Outstanding image quality stopped down (f4 – f8)
+ Excellent value performance / price
negative:- Distortion
- Some flare
comment:My preferred prime lens. Very good at 2.8, excellent stopped down.
Much better, than very good 1.7 version.

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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