Minolta AF 50mm F3.5 Macro A-mount lens review by famatta127

reviewer#8923 date: Apr-14-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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:Minolta 28mm f/2
Minolta 35-105 3.5-4.5
Minolta 35mm f/2
Minolta 85mm f1.4 G
price paid:$185 KEH
positive:razor sharp
quick AF/ easy manual in Macro
perfect on my a33 for close ebay work
negative:none so far
3.5f fine for outside nature macro.
5.6f for product studio shots
comment:Very similar to my beloved Minolta 35-105 in IQ without the MFD issues...wonderful 3D effect, superb color saturation and contrast and fast AF. A great little lens if the range suits you. Second best glass I own and will stay in my collection. I dont have any experience with the Minolta 50mm 2.8, but if its sharper than this, I want one!

I love this lens and what it can do.

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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