Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by Pattok
|Pattok#27602 date: Jun-7-2016|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||- minolta af 70-210mm f4 (beercan)|
- minolta af 35-105mm f3.5-4.5 (beercan)
- minolta AF 100mm f2.8
- minolta af 75-300mm beercan
|positive:||- sharpness stopped down|
- compact and light
- retractable lens hood
|negative:||- soft and glowy wide open|
|comment:||I use this lens mostly when i want to stay compact and when my main intent is not to take pictures, which is often.|
Focal length is versatile and apertures ranges gives lots of options. Rendering is good and special, typical for a fast 50.
Sharpness wide open is as expected not fantastic, but if properly focussed (which is tricky even with af) and if post processed delicately it can become very acceptable.
Above f2 it is very sharp.
Colors and contrast are very good but I prefer those from the beercans.