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Minolta MD 50mm f/2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and lens are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the optics and design, and there are some mixed reviews about the responsiveness.

value for money, lens, portability, performance, image quality

design, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Minolta MD 50mm f/2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

 

Even though I already own a Sony 50mm 1.4 AF, I still bought this lens yesterday. It was damn cheap and in mint condition. Went home and affixed it to an MD to AF mount on my Sony A700. Worked like a dream. the Stopped down, the images were pin...

Image quality. Sharpness. Build quality. Lightweight and small.

Bit soft wide open (same as my AF 50mm). Limited up to F16 only.

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

 

Very, very good general purpose 50mm lens. The MD models are lighter and smaller the the older MC models, and seam to take sharper pictures. For the money a very nice lens.

Fairly fast and well built. Can be purchased at a low cost. Good standard lens to have.

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7

 

This Minolta MD 50 mm 1,7 lens is very sharp and make fantastic prints with the delicate Fuji reala films. Its darn close to my No 1 and 2s,and 3s,; Nikon Lens 50 mm 1,8 short barrel,Nokton 50 mm 1,5 (wauw) and a russian Jupiter lens i got. Its worth...

sharp good colour

2 cheap

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

 

Sharp. f1.4

Low price.

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7

 

Great product, I didn't do a lot of photography yet with my new SLR (Minolta Maxxum 4) but I got some really great pictures with 50mm lense. Picture is very sharp, no distortion. Very useful when there is not enough light.

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

 

super sharp with excellent bokah. Rated at 150 lpm in an old review (sharp as they get). Solid feel.

1.4 f stop

no f 22

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7

 

After getting a very cheap deal on a manual minolta camera set with Tamron zoom lenses, I had the opportunity to buy this excellent lens. It was a virtual steal considering that I now only use this lens for everything. I was first excited with the fast...

Picture quality, fast speed with no distortion at maximum apeture

the fixed 50mm length sometimes is niether wide nor tele enough, oh! where is the zoom with these optics and speed?

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

 

When I first got it with my x-700, I thought it was just a standard color, standard focal length, standard sharpness lens. From the results I got back, I could make only two conclusios. It was a pro lens, or Minolta has very high standards.

Quality color balance and sharpness. F1.4 can be a low light life saver. Survived a 5 foot drop without a scratch on the paint. Inexpensive!

When I go to clean it, I often catch myself wasting time staring at the beauty of the maroon coated glass.

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

 

I got this lens amazingly cheap because it has a tiny scratch on the front element, which has no effect on the picture quality. I am a nature/landscape photographer primarily, but this is my people and around the city lens. The flexibility of f1.4 is...

Easy to find used -Inexpensive -Very sharp -Enormous max f-stop -Great feel to the focus ring -Small

Can only be stopped down to f/16

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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7

 

I was feeling really uncomfortable using and focusing with the noname 28-70 (big, heavy, dark viewfinder, not easy to focus with precission), and after reading the advantadges of a 50 mm lens, i searched for it and finally bought it. The best deal...

Sharp ; Light ; Small ; Fast (1.7) ; Cheap used ; Easily available

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