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

reviewer#41981 date: Jan-5-2018
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:Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro (original version), Sigma 50mm f2.8
price paid:$100 USD (Used)
positive:Very sharp macro.
negative:None.
comment:I bought this as a travel macro because my excellent 1980s 100mm Minolta macro is relatively big and heavy. This is small and light enough that I even carry it in my pocket. I suspect I will find myself using this as much as (or more than) my 100mm.

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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