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

reviewer#44509 date: May-2-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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:35-70 f4
Countless other lenses in other mounts
price paid:
positive:Good sharpness
Lightweight, compact
negative:Flares pretty badly
comment:Good sharpness, snappy focus, lightweight, compact. Acceptable sharpness at apertures wider than f2.8. Good portrait sharpness at f2.8. Very good sharpness from f4 to f11. I have a hood for it, but still wish it handled flare better.

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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