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

reviewer#7188 date: Mar-29-2010
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Zeiss 85/1.4
price paid:$1000
positive:Great bokeh and colors, quite good build quality
negative:no SSM, quite soft at f/1.4, CA
comment:This is currently the best 85/1.4 lens for sony/minolta (except expensive LE version). The resolution is worst than Zeiss, CA control too, but bokeh is much better than all others. This is minolta like style.
SSM is missing.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 43
  • sharpness: 4.88
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.84
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.87
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