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

reviewer#205 date: Nov-7-2005
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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 have experience with this lens
compared to:KM AF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5
price paid:
positive:Very Sharp, fast focus, small
negative:Not usable at f/1.4
comment:Better color reproduction than the compared zoom lense. So small, it can fit anywhere in the camera bag. f/1.4 is clearly not usable, unless you want a really soft picture. Get near perfect around f/4 and up.

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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