Minolta AF 50mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by jakubh70

reviewer#9737 date: Jan-1-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony 16-105
price paid:240 EUR
positive:Excellent sharpness, color, contrast and bokeh
negative:Flare, ghosting appears
comment:This lens is exceptional and almost perfect macro. Maybe even more useful for APS-C sensor than on 35mm. The only issues are low usability when shooting directly into the sun - horrible flare appears, and when there is a large light area in the frame it can cause ghosting effect (similar to this of 50/1,4 lens). This lens is really worth buying for general purpose, portrait, and nature macro shots, but mind that it's not the best lens for product shots on plain white background.

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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