Minolta AF 50mm F3.5 Macro A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 62    << 1 2 3
reviewer#571 date: Mar-12-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
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
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:sigma 105/2.8, sigma 180/3.5, minolta 50/2.8
price paid:
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positive:great build, great price, sharp as anything, compliments my 180/3.5 1:1 macro very niceley, simple design looks great!
negative:1:2, 1:1 would be nice
comment:sold this lens and went around the whole macro world (50/105/180/etc)...i have the sigma 180/3.5, it's a superb lens and has 1:1, also circular aperture (not noted in it's profile on this site)...anyhow, i ended up buying this lens again (50/3.5) because i was going through much of my work and saw how wonderful a lot of the shots looked taken with this lens...if i didn't decide to keep the 180/3.5, i would have gone for the 50/2.8 for the 1:1, but having a tele-macro with 1:1, i don't mind having this lens at 1:2, not at all...extremely sharp, great contrast and color, i really can't say much negative...
reviewer#23 date: Dec-1-2004
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
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:Excellent quality, neutral colors
negative:Just 1:2
comment:My prefer Minolta fix-focus lens with 2/35mm. A sharpness, brightness and colors are very good, better than 1,4 or 1,7/50mm. Shure, 2,8/50mm macro is better but a price is not a same... Best stops ? 5,6 - 8 and 11 but y can shoot at f/16 or f/22, a diffraction is high at f/32.

Tested on D7D at stops f/8 and f/11, results are very good with sharpness at 0 on body. This lens becomes a very good telelens 75mm.
reviews found: 62    << 1 2 3

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 62
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.63
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.71
  • overall: 4.84

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