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

reviewer#5936 date: Aug-30-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Tokina 19-35
M35-105
Beercan
M135/2.8
Sigma 105Macro
M28-85
Vivitar Series1 105/2.5
Sony 75-300
price paid:150 USD(used)
positive:Fast
Sharp
Colour
Size
negative:Not Sharp wide open
comment:Very handy, fast, sharp 50mm. Sharp from f/2.2 onwards.
It would be nice if the price had stayed lower but still good value.
My wife & I use it a lot foe portraits & inside photography.
If you havent got the 1.4 it is worth getting.

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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