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

reviewer#7684 date: Jul-12-2010
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:35-70 w/ macro mode
Minolta 100 2.8 macro
price paid:300 USD (used)
positive:great macro with AF, also very sharp to general work
negative:sometimes hunts for AF on a700
comment:This was my first real macro and it blew away the old lens I used that got me hooked on flower photography.

Used this as a normal lens at 2.8 for capturing the seahorses at Monterey Aquarium and got a few super shape images.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 72
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.88
  • build: 4.65
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.40
  • overall: 4.77
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania