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

reviewer#45669 date: Mar-22-2021
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 50mm F1.4
Konica Minolta 28-75 F2.8
price paid:$35
positive:-Small and sharp
-Excellent build quality
-Super cheap
negative:- none I've observed.
- for the price, really nothing
comment:I bought one in excellent condition. As opposed to some concerns on F1.7, my copy is already very sharp wide open. Stop down only makes it phenomenon. I briefly owned its F1.4 sibling and honestly I didn't see much differences in IQ that would warrant the 3x price. Build quality is excellent. I mostly use KM 28-75 f2.8 for the past ten plus years and thought it's a good lens until I tried this little guy. Now I'm a fan of good prime.

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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