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

reviewer#6362 date: Nov-10-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:M 50 f2.8 macro
M 50 f1.4
M 50 f1.7
price paid:280
positive:extreme sharpness
Classic Minolta colours
compact and light
1:2 is good enough for me
negative:
missing
comment:my favorite fixed focal length lens. At 50mm it is good for potrait and studio macro.

It is as sharp as the M 50 f2.8 macro but about $100 cheaper. I don't think there are any lens that is sharper the the 50mm F3.5 marco at its price range.

AF is fast and accurate. Highly recommeded for close-up work as well as general use.

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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