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

reviewer#11199 date: Jun-18-2013
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:Tamron 60 F2 Di II
Minolta 50 F1.4
Zeiss Tessar 45 F2.8
price paid:140€ (used)
Minolta Colours
negative:object distance at 1:1
comment:The lens is very sharp and very affordable. I prefer it over the Tamron 60 F2 for macro work as it has better contrast and I prefer the slightly more vibrant Minolta colours. Auto focus of both lenses is comparable but the Minolta hunts much less.

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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