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Owner reviews: Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7
In many ways, feels like the old Rokkor version; very Minolta colors, etc. Does better than the older version on APS-C. Screw-driven AF works quite well. Body is metal with some plastic, not as solid as the manual-focus Rokkors, but very good.
The built-in hood is utterly worthless and tends to trap dirt, etc. I bet most users don't even realize it has the hood. The manual focus ring is hard plastic and very narrow, but does work. IQ is respectable against modern AF normals, but there are better ones now, and the APS-C only Sony f/1.8 is better on APS-C.
These are a real bargain and work well on E-mount bodies using LA-EA2/4 for fast AF.