Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 A-mount lens review by superx2won

reviewer#5261 date: Apr-20-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 50mm 1.7
Minolta 135mm/2.8
Sigma 24mm/1.8
M42 Jupiter-9 85/2
price paid:800 USD (USeD)
positive:Big aperture, best for low light
~135mm /1.4 in APS-C
Build to last forever
Optic is glass
Best for portrait
negative:slow AF & noisy
circular aperture until f2.8
no focus limiter switch
comment:This is my first G lens. I thought this lens was as small as Jupiter-9 , but it was not. Lens is very big and bulky. In other words, it is heavy. When it plug into my A700. It balance out and work perfectly.

lens is build by metal body , it was build to last forever.

This lens capture good skin tone. best for portrait. ~135mm in APS-C with F1.4. Wow... better than CZ 135/1.8 in FF.

It worth every penny you pay for it.

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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