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

reviewer#4404 date: Nov-18-2008
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:K/M 75-300 Big Beercan
K/M 35-70 4
Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
K/M 50 1.7
K/M 70-210 4.5-5.6
K/M 70-210 4 Beercan
K/M 28 2.8
K/M 28-80xi
K/M 28-135 4-4.5
K/M 35-70 3.5-4.5
Tamron 200-400 5.6 LD NEW
Sigma 75-200 2.8-3.5
Deitz 28-200
Tamron 20-35 3.5-4.5
Angenieux 28-70 F2.6
price paid:700 USD
positive:Sharpness
Bokeh
Colors
Build
F1.4
negative:None
comment: It works exceptionally well on the A900, faster focus than on any other camera I've had. Absolutely gorgeous portraits, stepped down once brings unreal sharpness. Incredible colors and IQ. I think I like it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 53
  • sharpness: 4.77
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.98
  • flare control: 4.45
  • overall: 4.78
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