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

reviewer#5351 date: May-7-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
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 35-105N
Sony 18-70
Tamron 18-250
price paid:$90 US (used)
positive:price, sharpness, color
negative:Soft at f/1.7-2.0
comment:Traded some electronic gear plus $40 cash for this. Worth the $100 asking price easily. A classic lens that's still useful on aps-c cameras. Some shots just can't happen without it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 418
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 4.58
  • distortion: 4.74
  • flare control: 4.17
  • overall: 4.58
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