Minolta AF 50mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by mattsonylover

reviewer#10055 date: Mar-23-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 f1.7
Sigma 18-125mm
Sigma 75-200mm f2.8-3.5
Minolta 70-210mm f4
sigma 400mm
sony 18-55mm
price paid:£60
positive:Sharp
1:1 Macro
f2.8
solid build
negative:stiff focus though it can be repaired easily
comment:highly recommended !!
worth every penny, very sharp, and lovely colour.
the stiff focus issue is well known problem with this lens, however, if you have the skills, its easy to fix and bring it back to life.
when you try it first time, you would be surprised for the meaning of 1:1, no zoom lens would give you such a magnification and of course such amazing pictures.
I think its must have lens in your bag.

Update:
Now after using this lens for a while, I wish that I have bought it long time ago !!! its really a great piece of kit and its really highly recommended for anyone, must have lens !


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 71
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.65
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.41
  • overall: 4.77
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