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

reviewer#5445 date: May-24-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:24-105mm f3.5-4.5
28-75mm f2.8
price paid:Ł50
positive:Compact, Lightweight, Fast AF, lovely clear & bright, Low light.
negative:Noisy AF
comment:I have had this lens since my Minolta 7000i and it still gets plenty of use on my A700.
The 75mm length on the APS-c is just right for me.
It goes with me everywhere.
My lens is so sharp when the picture is composed properly, and the colours are wonderful.
In some ways beats all my modern lenses I have

A lens you must all own

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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