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

reviewer#4365 date: Nov-12-2008
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 2
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50/2.8 macro
Minolta Rokkor MD 50/1.7
Minolta 85/1.4G
Sony 35/1.4G
price paid:60 EUR
positive:Sharp
Compact
Internal hood
Good for manual focus
Cheap
negative:Strong problems with flare.
Slow AF
comment:Good for film (but manual Rokkor was much better).
I had change it to 50/2.8 macro.

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania