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

reviewer#9773 date: Jan-9-2012
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:- 70-400G
- 135 F2.8
- 100 F2.8 macro
price paid:775 USD (used)
positive:- F1.4
- Cheap if compare with 85F1.4 G
negative:- MFD (0.85 meter)
- slow focusing speed
comment:Manage to get a good copy that no involved in AF micro adjust.
Usable F1.4, further step down to F2 will get on track sharpness.
IQ is does not have significant different compare with 85F1.4G.
Deliver creamy bokeh than my Minolta 135F2.8.
Superb portrait lens.

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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