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Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 Lens

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Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Optical design

Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 1985

Last year of production: 2006

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $161


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The Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 is usually used as a portrait lens. It is still used in film and digital SLR Minolta and up-to-date Sony A cameras.

It is one of the extreme compact Minolta AF lenses. A relatively large maximum aperture makes it possible to shoot indoors without a flash with ISO settings of 110-200. To achieve better sharpness it is recommended to stop down; better resolution is achieved at f/5.6 — 2329 and 1903 LW/PH at the center and on the edges respectively.

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Posted by: shubshik   Date of publication: 25.09.2010

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Mechanical quality4.758
Optical quality4.878
Pricing / Value5.008
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Owner reviews: Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7

ProfHankD 06.01.2016 07:20:29
Period of use: 60 months


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.