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

reviewer#4845 date: Feb-12-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Min 35/1.4 Old
Min 70-210/4
Min 100/2
price paid:USD 950 (LN-)
positive:Superb portrait lens
+ build
+ bokeh
negative:-Extension AF
-not sharp enougth @ long distances
comment:A real legend of MinoltaAF system. Wide /1.4 aperture and impressive image quality. But beware to use it as usual short-tele lens: at distances > 10m / 30feet you'd be better using the 100/2

My favorile lens on film.

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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