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

reviewer#5862 date: Aug-16-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 28 f2.8
Sony 18-70 f3.5-5.6
price paid:100 GBP (used)
positive:Solid Build
Good Colours
Really sharp at around f7.1 to f9
negative:Can be a little soft wide open
Rubbish pull out hood
comment:Really a very nice lens for the money. Has been my go-to lens for low-light event photography and portraiture.

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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