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

reviewer#3582 date: May-12-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 50 1.4 O
price paid:
missing
positive:Colors
Bokeh
Sharpness
Build
negative:Cost
Slow and loud AF
comment:This is a magical lens. The colors and bokeh make amazing portraits. The AF isn't the fastest, but is very acceptable. If you have a chance to pickup this lens, then do it, you won't regret it. It is also extremely sharp after f/2 and very acceptable for portraits wide open.

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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