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Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7 Lens

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Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Minolta SR (MD, MC)

Optical design: 6/5

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Average price: $50


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The Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7  is a standard fast prime lens with a proprietary multi-coating for 35 mm SLR Minolta SR, MD, MC cameras.

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Posted by: photocorner   Date of publication: 10.07.2011

Mechanical quality3.003
Optical quality3.673
Pricing / Value4.673
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Owner reviews: Minolta MD 50 mm f/ 1.7

ProfHankD 06.01.2016 07:06:43
Period of use: 72 months


Very much like the MC Rokkor PF 50mm f/1.7, but smaller than the older versions.


Very much like the MC Rokkor PF 50mm f/1.7... but seems somehow optically not quite as good. Hard to say why; it's a very small difference that's not even obvious in side-by-side comparison. Build quality is still excellent, but a notch down from the earlier models. APS-C still suffers soft corners until you stop down.


Still an excellent very cheap kit lens. Makes a great first manual focus lens for a mirrorless user who wants something smaller.