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

reviewer#21429 date: Nov-18-2015
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:18-55mm kit lens, Tamron 18-270mm, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 II, Beercan, mini beercan, Minolta 50mm 1.7 crossed X, Sigma 24mm 2.8
price paid:$200 USD Used
positive:Razor sharp
Gorgeous colors
Needs no hood due to recessed front element
Focus limiting switch
negative:Slow autofocus, but who cares!
comment:This thing is so sharp, I often use it for a walk around lens, even when I *should* change to a different focal length. Gorgeous colors and so lightweight. Wonderful macro lens. Love it, love it. Just buy one!

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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