Minolta AF 85mm F1.4 G D A-mount lens review by Camprooster

reviewer#11642 date: Jan-29-2014
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:Min 35mm f2.0
Sony 50mm f1.4 Planar CZ
Min 100mm f2.8 macro RS
Sony ZA 135mm f1.8 Sonnar T
Min 200mm f2.8
Min 400mm f4.5
price paid:575.00 New
positive:Bokeh, Color, Sharp, Build and size.
negative:None
comment:This lens is unbelievable its like magic! it captures beauty and turns it into a dream, the bokeh is excellent and its warm colors really adds a soft feel, truly one of the best portrait lenses ever made it has the rare ability to make subject look better, most used aperture is f2 to f4. When someone what's to take my picture this lens goes on the camera real quick set at f1.4 ;)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 42
  • sharpness: 4.89
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.86
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.62
  • overall: 4.87
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