Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 G RS A-mount lens review by del23

reviewer#16298 date: Jul-8-2015
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm f1.7
Minolta 50mm f1.4
Sony 85mm f2.8
Minolta 135mm f2.8
Minolta 135mm STF f2.8 (T4.5)
Minolta 28-70mm f2.8
price paid:550 EUR (used)
Sharp from 1.4
Build quality
negative:Compare to newer lenses, AF is slow
CA issues and flare can be problem in some conditions
comment:Minolta 85mm f1.4 is my favorite portrait lens (I own and Sony 135mmSTF but this minolta is more versatile lens)

Absolutely beautiful bokeh and colors, sharp wide open and razor sharp from f2.0

Still holding price, but it worth.

AF is not lightning fast but is ok.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 50
  • sharpness: 4.80
  • color: 4.96
  • build: 4.92
  • distortion: 4.94
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.84
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