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

reviewer#26553 date: Apr-19-2016
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:Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro
Minolta 100 mm f2.8 Macro
Sony 30mm f2.8 Macro
price paid:£129 GBP used
positive:Very sharp
Minolta colours
Solid Build
Focus limiter

comment:Very good macro lens on cropped sensor; even better as a general walk round lens - sharper at f2.8 than the 50 F1.7 and stop[ped down sharper than the 50 f1.4. All in all a very versatile lens which is also good for portraits.

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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