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

reviewer#9455 date: Sep-29-2011
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:Sigma 70 f2.8 Macro
Minolta 50 f2.8 Macro
price paid:150 GBP mint
positive:Razor sharp
Colour - Minolta !!!
negative:Only 1:2
comment:Compared to 2 of the sharpest lenses I have ever used, this appears to be sharper!!

Unbeatable IQ for the price. A must have for Minolta fans.

Also a superb portrait and walkround lens.

If you see one, buy 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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