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Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 (RS) Lens

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Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 (RS) lens

Optical design

Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 (RS) optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Sony A / Minolta A

First year of production: 1990

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Owners (6)

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Average price: $99


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The Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 (RS)  is a standard fast prime lens for Sony A / Minolta A cameras.

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Posted by: vorobaz   Date of publication: 08.03.2011

Photos taken with this lens Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 (RS):

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scarecrow for the birds
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Mechanical quality3.673
Optical quality4.333
Pricing / Value4.673
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Owner reviews: Minolta AF 50 mm f/ 1.7 (RS)

ProfHankD 06.01.2016 07:17:35
Period of use: 48 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 still very narrow, but the rounded rubber works a little better than the original hard plastic. 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.