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

reviewer#11469 date: Nov-11-2013
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:70-210 beercan, 18-250 with macro, 28-135 macro setting
price paid:A$250.00 approx
positive:Colour and sharpness are unbelievable on my sample- even at 2.8mm
negative:flare control is not perfect, and focus, as expected is slow - but this is not what i bought it for!
comment:I love this lens, and use it occasionally still for portraiture as well as macro. The colours are the best of probably any lens I own!

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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