Minolta AF 50mm F2.8 Macro RS A-mount lens review by Jose de Luna

reviewer#1001 date: Jul-8-2006
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:Great sharpness and bokeh in a small package. Focus limiter is of great help.
negative:Slow focussing, but this is the nature of the lens. It's not meant for fast moving subjects.
comment:The most versatile Minolta lens in the 50mm range, other than macro, it can handle portraiture and street photography as well. A great macro performer (true 1:1). I use this lens more than my 50mm f1.4 because of its versatility.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 26
  • sharpness: 4.92
  • color: 4.85
  • build: 4.65
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.54
  • overall: 4.79
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