Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 A-mount lens review by dca1213
|dca1213#6051 date: Sep-15-2009|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 50mm f2.8 Macro|
Minolta 35-70mm f4
|price paid:||100 USD|
|negative:||Hood is not so good.|
|comment:||This is a very nice prime lens, fairly sharp wide open but very sharp when stopped down even to f2.8. Not as sharp as the Sigma but as expected better DOF then the macro. Faster then the 35-70mm but not noticably sharper. It really only beats the 35-70 in speed and MFD in non-macro mode.|
Very fast and quiet focus on my a200. I have not experienced the flare others have noted.
All things considered it's a great lens to have in your arsenal for indoor existing light and close work. Highly recommended.