Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by del23

reviewer#11938 date: Aug-4-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 50mmf1.7
price paid:130 GBP
positive:Sharp
Fast AF
Colors
Solid building
negative:Flare control is not so good
Soft wide open
comment:This lens is sharper on f2.8 in compare with Minolta 50f1.7 and much more usable @ f2.2 or f2, although wide open is soft like f1.7 version. You dont have to buy this lens if you already own f1.7. On the other hand, if you want fast prime (and dont have money for ZA 50f1.4) this lens is highly recommended. And yes, it work better with FF

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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