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

reviewer#7589 date: Jun-19-2010
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:sony 50mm f1.4
price paid:
positive:very good optical lens...
good focus/accurates..
nice colour/minolta feel...
very sharp in f1.7 above...
negative:no much
comment:tis is a really good portraits lens...
optically and colour is superior for portraits shoot...
focus is accurate when in low light..better than 50mm f1.4 all the way...in term of sharpness,colour and picture quality...

conclusion,tis is a good fixed lens for aps-c and of cos full-frame...that mostly use for portraits,low light shoot and candid shoot

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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