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

reviewer#4843 date: Feb-12-2009
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:135mm 2.8
100mm 2.8 macro
50mm 1.4/1.7
price paid:700 USD (used)
positive:Color
Sharpness
Bokeh
Handling
Bright
Focal length on APS-C
negative:Age
comment:I love this lens! This along with 200mm 2.8 are my favorites. I wish Sony will hurry up and remake a non CZ version in the sub-$1000 level so I can buy it. I find myself using this lens for everything but landscape and architecture.

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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