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

reviewer#4115 date: Sep-18-2008
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:Sigma 105mm macro
Zeiss 85mm F1.4
price paid:
positive:Value for money
Fast focus
great colour
negative:Not at its best wide open
comment:Overall not as sharp as the Sigma or Zeiss, but for the money you should own one of these. I would give flare 4.5.

Got mine with a camera, but I will always keep one of these handy. Its also great at concerts!

A bit softer toward the edges, especially wide open, but this seems to help with portraits and where bokeh is important.

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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