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

reviewer#7781 date: Aug-4-2010
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 own this lens
compared to:I have nothing that compares
price paid:575
beautiful bokeh (amazing)
negative:nothing for this price
comment:I do not understand some saying this is not sharp. At 1.4 if it is not sharp that is because of the DOF not the lens. Bokeh is just liquid color and even at higher stops its great. Ultimate portrait lens no doubt. I have been amazed already by this lens, and in most pics so far the eyes have something that is hard to describe that I could not get with any of my other lenses. I own the tamron 70-200 and thought it was great for portraits till I got this!!
If you want premium portraits grab a minolta 85.

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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