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

reviewer#6967 date: Feb-26-2010
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 100/2.8
Tamron 90/2.8
price paid:approx Ł135 (used)
positive:Very Sharp
Compact
1:1 macro
negative:
missing
comment:The 100mm focal length is perhaps a little more useful for insects, etc, but the 50mm is great as a easy to carry macro (takes up very little space) and is great for product photography.

The 50mm is also a good portrait lens on APS-C.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 69
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.65
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.77
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