Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by JLove

reviewer#11322 date: Aug-28-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:
price paid:700 EUR (used)
positive:* Best minolta colours and bokeh
* Good detail (from f2+)
* Good metal body
negative:* Few problems with AF (sometimes AF stuck) ... need to fix (~35 EUR to fix)
* Not good detail (at 1.4)
comment:My favorite lens! I am fashion/portrait/nude photographer, and this is my favorite lenses since 2012. You can check some my photo samples (with A77+85/1.4) at: Forum Samples and ljubimtsev.com.
I recommend.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 57
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.79
  • build: 4.88
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.76
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