Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 A-mount lens review by Romeo333

reviewer#5680 date: Jul-10-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:∑24/1,8
M28/2,8
M50/1,4 O
S50/2,8
85/1,4D
price paid:$50, Free, Free (3x)
positive:-Small
-Sharp
-Great low light
-Great Bokeh
-Great walk around
negative:-Flare
-Built in-Lens hood clever yet doesnt do much
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comment: An excellent little lens that SHOULD BE IN YOUR CAMERA BAG!! if not this one then the M1,4 O,N or the Sony1,4. Its really sharp and responsive in low light! Due to its versatility I use it when i do Weddings more than the 85/1,4 because this glass is fast!! Really cheap and way better than the plastic wanabe that Sony has introduced. This Glass can be use on your film and digital bodies. Its not too wide and not too long, its just right. There's a reason this one was included with most bodies. Of course its not perfect it has its faults yet for the price and built its a winner in my book. The lens hood sucks but you can always buy screw on hoods.

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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