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

reviewer#7537 date: Jun-6-2010
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Leica Summilux 25mm
Zuiko 50mm F2
price paid:1200 CHF
positive:- Sharpness
- Build
- Speed
- ADI Compatibility
negative:Nothing found so far
comment:I own this lens now since a couple of days. Great portrait lens. Amazing how sharp it is in comparision with the non-AMount lenses i owned earlier.

Certainly great for concerts too. I would not have considered the non ADI versions, although cheaper.

In terms of weight, some call this heavy. Well, my Leica 25mm f1.4 was 550gr of weight too. So very common to me, for primes.

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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