Minolta AF 50mm F1.4 A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 124    << 1 2 3 4 5
reviewer#317 date: Dec-21-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:OK. Dosen't take much space in the bag.
negative:Image quality not as good as expectet.
comment:Rarely used.
reviewer#291 date: Dec-18-2005
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:KM AF DT 17-80mm (5D lens kit)
price paid:
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positive:Excellent bokeh, amazingly sharp (starting from F2).
negative:Hunts for focus sometimes (rarely, but happens). A bit soft at F1.4.
comment:I got this lens off ebay at 140euros. In my opinion you cannot even compare it with the lens kit at 50mm (1.5x -> 75mm) on the 5D. Highly recommended, especially for low light situations and for portraits (still, a better suitable choice for portraits would probably be the KM 35mm/F1.4 G, because of the 5D crop factor you actually get 75mm).
reviewer#205 date: Nov-7-2005
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:KM AF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5
price paid:
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positive:Very Sharp, fast focus, small
negative:Not usable at f/1.4
comment:Better color reproduction than the compared zoom lense. So small, it can fit anywhere in the camera bag. f/1.4 is clearly not usable, unless you want a really soft picture. Get near perfect around f/4 and up.
reviewer#98 date: Aug-6-2005
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:Sharp and Fast focus
negative:a Little noisy focus ring but not boring
comment:Work very well on my 7D, Nice for Indoor portrait very usable a 1.4 and better from 2 to 11. I paid for it 329 Euros in France. Some back focus in low light , so I put 5600 HS flash without turn it on, and use the flash illuminator for focusing easier.And become as quick as in good light
reviews found: 124    << 1 2 3 4 5

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 124
  • sharpness: 4.68
  • color: 4.81
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.77
  • flare control: 4.13
  • overall: 4.60

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