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

reviewer#3530 date: Apr-28-2008
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:Sony 35 F1.4
Sigma 30 F1.4
Minolta 50 F1.7
price paid:€620,- pristine
positive:Bokeh!!!
Razor sharp
Build quality
Fast AF (a700)
negative:none yet
comment:Well I can only confirm what has been said before. Bokeh is outstanding at 1.4! Ofcourse the STF is better, but when you need the speed of an AF lens and the best bokeh you can get, this is the one!
The build is excellent, compact and solid.

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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