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

reviewer#10717 date: Nov-21-2012
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm f1.7
price paid:200 USD (used)
positive:Sharp at all stops
1:1 macro
negative:Not a thing
comment:When I took my first shots, I thought I had a new improved camera. What amazing sharpness! I hate to take it off the camera because none of my other lenses can match it. Macro shots at 1:1.5 with flash are amazing and 100% lit.

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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