Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 G D A-mount lens review by mike1761

reviewer#1478 date: Nov-25-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 50 F1.4 and 70-210 F4
price paid:950
positive:Sharp, Bokeh, Color rendition, build quality
negative:Hunts some times in low light, low contrast situations. However, that is a very minor negative
comment:I do not regret getting this lens, quality of photos is outstanding the (feel & colour). With my Maxxum 7 and Slide film you can get some fantastic shots.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 42
  • sharpness: 4.89
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.62
  • overall: 4.87
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