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

reviewer#7911 date: Sep-1-2010
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:
missing
price paid:230 USD (NEW)
positive:Bokeh

Minolta colors

small and compact

Very very Sharp

amazing photos
negative:Some may say that F3.5 is not good enough and that 1:2 but I don't care. It's still an amazing lens.
comment:I recently purchased this lens for my models and random things I thought that looked cool up close. So far I have enjoyed this lens. I went to my local camera shop who only sale Nikons and canons. I was told that they once had Minolta products a long time ago. So I stopped and asked if they had anything for Minolta/Sony. They searched around and actually found this little guy behind some Canon lenses. The best part of my story is that the lens was still new, in its box with all warranty papers. The lens produces exceptionally great detail photos. The colors are outstanding and I think this is going to be part of my personal collection till I die! Thank Minolta! If you find one of this new or old. I would Highly recommend it!

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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