Minolta AF 50mm F2.8 Macro RS A-mount lens review by gooseb

reviewer#11187 date: Jun-9-2013
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 1.4 35mm G
Lensbaby Composer Pro
Minolta 1.4 85mm G
Minolta 200mm G HS
price paid:150 USD
positive:Sharper then some G lenses
negative:50mm
Slow focusing but it is macro
comment:For 100 to 200 bucks you can't go wrong. Must have lens in your bag! The 100mm macro would be fun but for twice the price I'll wait because I don't mind getting up and close to my subject.

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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