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

reviewer#6620 date: Dec-22-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 50mm 1.4
Minolta 50mm 3.5 Macro
Minolta 135mm/2.8
price paid:900
positive:Amazing Sharpness
unique Dreamy bokeh
best minolta portraits
Buid, like a tank
fast and accurate AF
negative:none!
comment:There is something special in this lens. It is not a every lens because of its focal lens but it is the best lens for portrait. It is as good as those Zeiss lens with a lower price tag.

Its build and weight balance my A200/maxxum 7 very well. Razor sharp @ f2 and up

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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