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

reviewer#5457 date: May-26-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 own this lens
compared to:- Minolta AF 50 f1.7
- Minolta AF 135 f2.8
- Minolta AF 100 f2.8 macro
price paid:
positive:- bokeh
- 1.4 Aperture
- solid build
- manual focus works great thanks to large rubbery ring
negative:- AF a bit slow
- low-light AF performance is not the best
- CAs quite obvious when wide-open
comment:My most favourite lens. Takes a bit of time to learn how to handle it. The best lens for available light and portrait photography. You will love the bokeh.

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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