Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by edgar4232

reviewer#38895 date: Jul-6-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:50mm F1.7 minolta AF
28-70mm F2.8 minolta AF G
50mm F2.8 macro minolta AF
80-200mm F2.8 Tokina ATX AF
70-210mm F4 Beercan
100mm F2.8 macro minolta AF
price paid:130 USD
positive:Usable 1.4 center sharpness ok
2.2 tack sharp on the whole frame
Cheap but not that cheap compared to other brands
at f2 its almost the same sharpness as my 28-70mm minolta G at 2.8
negative:soft in the corners you have to step it down up to 2.2 or more
comment:it's sharper than my 50mm 1.7 but for me, it's already ok the 50mm 1.7
for the price it's not that much the difference in light and bokeh for me but if you need the 1.4 go for it or even just tried it out anyways you can sell it again
you won't regret either it's a good lens
good for travel light and good metal construction overall a good lens and is 1.4

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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