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

reviewer#28627 date: Jul-11-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
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 50/1.7 is a bit more contrasty, but not as smooth or as sharp.
price paid:150 USD (used)
positive:Fast and sharp, great color. Did not require micro-adjustment for either A77 or A900.
negative:Out of focus areas can be creamy soft to a fault. Not contrasty enough to forgive focus errors wide open. Pull out hood is a little strange, and maybe useless, but better than nothing.
comment:I love this lens. Will use it often.

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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