Minolta AF 50mm F1.7 RS A-mount lens review by Vultite

reviewer#10267 date: Jun-6-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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:
price paid:
positive:Awesome bokeh, not bad wide open but VERY sharp stopped up a little.
Little distortion.
negative:Built in lens hood is pointless
Flare control is weak, but better with aftermarket screw in lens hood
Slight cooling effect.
comment:Bought this lens in practically unused condition and it is one of my favorite lenses to use so far. Very sharp images with great bokek. F1.7 shots can be a little soft, but stopping it up slightly gives VERY sharp pictures. There is a cooling effect on color which is easily fixed with minor editing. The built in lens hood is a joke, so I bought a Mennon screw in filter and that works great. *WARNING* Flare control is terrible without the aftermarket hood, it will ruin your shots. Other than that, this is a STEAL!! Buy it, you won't regret it!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 103
  • sharpness: 4.52
  • color: 4.73
  • build: 4.23
  • distortion: 4.82
  • flare control: 4.19
  • overall: 4.50
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