Minolta AF 50mm F3.5 Macro A-mount lens review by Aleksey463

reviewer#6357 date: Nov-10-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Industar 61 (M42 lens)
Fujinon 55 1.8
Minolta 35-70 F/4
Sony DT 50 1.8
price paid:230 Usd
positive:Sharp enough, absolutely from F5 and no CA or distortion
negative:Too sensitive focusing ring- small rotation gives too big effect. That is bad for manual focusing.
comment:Good macro lens. But DT 50 1.8 is better: sharper at corners at aperture 3.5 and have better flare control. Because of that I use this lens only as macro lens.

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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