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

reviewer#6282 date: Oct-28-2009
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 50mm 1.7
Sony 50mm 1.8 SAM
Beercan 70-210 f4
price paid:300 CDN
positive:Sharp!
Compact
Classic Minolta colours
negative:Can't think of any
comment:Astounded by the sharpness of this lens, even wide open. Took some formidable wildlife photos with this lens. Decent as a short portrait lens too. One of the most beautifully built lenses. Can't wait to try it on a full-frame body.

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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