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

reviewer#3907 date: Jul-31-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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:
price paid:
positive:Cheap as chips
Great value for money
Light and compact
Decent bokeh, sharpness and colour
comment:This lens is fantastic value for money, especially if you're starting out. F1.7 means it's one of the cheapest minolta lens out there for low light photography. In the APS-C format, the wide aperature also makes it suitable for potrait and nice bokeh. It is definitely the best lens in its price range.

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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