Minolta AF 50mm F3.5 Macro A-mount lens review by CKL

reviewer#21436 date: Nov-29-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 50mm f 1.7
- KM 28-75
price paid:don't know anymore
positive:- sharp
- compact
negative:- none whatsoever
comment:I bought this lens 10 years ago secondhand but never used it.
I just did a test on the A7, and I must say... this lens blew me away. It's sharp, sharp, sharp.. Wideopen it's the best I ever seen on 50mm@f3.5, much beter then the 7A kitlens, the plastic fantastic 50mm or the KM 28-75 ( a rebadged Tamron 28-75 f2.8)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 61
  • sharpness: 4.93
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.62
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.70
  • overall: 4.84
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