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

reviewer#5982 date: Sep-4-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Tamron 90mm f/2.8, Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro
price paid:Used $50
positive:well built, sharp detail, nice color, fast, compact, inexpensive
negative:Bokeh is so-so, flare
comment:I own 2 of these inexpensive primes, picked them both from consigment stores. Lens is very sharp, produces pleasing natural colors, very handy at low light indoor situations. Built like a tank.
Bokeh is average, flares a bit at tough lighting conditions.
Still, a keeper.

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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