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

reviewer#7072 date: Mar-13-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 AF 200/4 APO Tele Macro
price paid:230 eur (used)
positive:Small, sharp, relatively cheap, maintains its focal length at close focusing, focus hold and limiter
negative:Not so much
comment:A nice walkaround macro, maintains its focal length at close focusing so the working distance is not much less than for longer macros losing their focal length at close focus. The rare Min 200/4 is in different class - pricewise, optically, mechanically and it weights a lot.

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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