Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 G D A-mount lens review by Depth of Field

reviewer#6065 date: Sep-16-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:sony 70-200 2.8 G
K M 28-75 2.8
Tamron 90 2.8 macro DI (old version)
Minolta 50 3.5 macro
Tamron 180 3.5 macro
Minolta 16 2.8 fish-eye
Minolta 200 2.8 HS
Sigma 20-40 2.8
Big beercan 75-300
price paid:
missing
positive:Color !
Bokeh !
Sharp see comment !
build quality !
negative:none that i can think of.
Not so fast AF perhaps.
I think its normal for this type of lens.
comment: Edit 27-03 2011 :Got the minolta 200mm 2.8 HS and it's sharper than the 85mm. at 2.8
I had three (one RS and two G D )copies and all were the same quality.
That,s why i set the sharpness on 4.


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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