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Owner reviews: Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 mm f/ 1.4
One of the best fast 50s overall, but bokeh could be better. Build is excellent and handling is fantastic (many old Minoltas have unbelievably smooth focus). Sharpness is reasonable from wide open. Basically, it does everything you expect a fast 50 to do and does it fairly well from wide open across the whole frame.
Quite a bit of SA wide open. Probably because of the SA, it's not great on a focal reducer. Bokeh could be better.
The SA and bokeh issues lead some to rate this lens much lower. In fact, the dirt cheap 50mm f/1.7 does better in many ways, but has soft corners until you stop it down.