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

reviewer#45802 date: Jan-1-2022
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, Pentax M 55mm f/1.8, Sony A 50mm f/1.4, Nikon af-d 50mm f/1.8
price paid:
positive:weight, bulk, price, old style Monolta colour rendition, vintage rendition
negative:less sharp from 1.7 to f / 2.8 than other 50mm
comment:Good lens for A-mount, with vintage character and old-style Minolta colors. Sharp from f/2.8 to f/11.

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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