Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 A-mount lens review by Collingsandheal

reviewer#19377 date: Oct-15-2015
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF20. Sigma super wide 2. Minolta AF28f2. Minolta AF35f2. Zeiss FE2,8/35. Minolta AF50. Sigma 50mm f1:4. Zeiss FE1,8/55. Sony 2.8/85 SAM. Minolta AF135.
price paid:£65.00
positive:Everything. Back to back this lens is sharper (just) than Zeiss FE 1,8/55 on the a7r. That says it all.
negative:You may need to buy and sell a couple of these to get a great one.
comment:My version outperforms my Zeiss 55mm. Only just but it does. Ok I need to use it with the LA-EA4 adapter on the a7r but the combination is way cheaper than the Zeiss. The colours are marginal better also.
In my opinion the best bang for buck lens there is....

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 421
  • sharpness: 4.62
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.57
  • distortion: 4.74
  • flare control: 4.17
  • overall: 4.58
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