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Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7N Maxxum 35mm Primes

4.52/5 (27 Reviews)


  • MPN2613600
    Product ID20946401
    Weight6 oz
    Length1.56 in
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance18 in
    Diameter2.63 in
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Attachment / Filter Size49 mm
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Min Aperturef/22
    Picture Angle47 degrees
    Focal Length50mm
    Groups / Elements6 Elements in 5 Groups
    Lens Max Aperturef/1.7
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens

Product Description

The AF 50mm f/1.7 is designed with a natural angle of view that closely replicates the human eye. This standard lens offer you outstanding cost performance for a wide range of photographic situations in a variety of the most commonly used focal lengths.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cr_mmurillo a Beginner

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2006

Strengths:    Sharp and nice depth of field.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
This lens is real nice and sharp. I bought this lens used and age has not affect the quality of it. It's well built. This is no longer made, but if you can get you hands on it do so. Great for low light shots. This definitely good for church photography since it's dark.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by willscary a Casual

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2006

Strengths:    Sharpness, color, performance with step up ring and larger screw in hood

Weaknesses:    my hood combination makes using a polarizer a touch challenging, but I am more than willing to put up with this minor inconvenience

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens on ebay because it was cheap. I sold or gave away 3 zoom lenses because it was SO good. This lens convinced me to change from a few zoom lenses to all prime lenses. It is extremely sharp and contrasty. Color rendition is outstanding. Flare is excellent and there is no vignetting (of course, I do not use the built in hood...I use a 49mm to 55mm step up ring and a screw on lens hood which is about 2 times as long as the built in one, and it is a matte finish metal). I briefly considered making the f/1.4 version my 50mm lens because it is about the same size and weighs only slightly more. When I tried the f/1.4, it was pretty much a wash in all areas except that the f/1.7 was MUCH faster focusing and the f/1.4 was, well, a half stop faster. I did not want to pay 4 times as much for the f/1.4, so I kept the f/1.7 and the money saved paid for 1/2 of the Maxxum 100mm f/2.8 macro.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Minolta Maxxum primes and zooms, Sigma and Tamron zooms, Pentax manual focus primes

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dre_2ooo a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2005

Strengths:    -compact, lightweight
-solid metal build
-optical quality
-built in lens hood
-non-rotating front element
-wide aperture
-price
-lightning fast autofocus
-great background blurring (bokeh) effect


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is an incredible lens at an incredible price. Extremely sharp and contrasty.

If you want specifications on this, or any other Minolta lens, I recommend http://www.mhohner.de/minolta/lenses.php

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Minolta 28-80 (TERRIBLE)
Minolta 28-105 (Very Good)
Minolta 70-210mm f/4 (Good-Great)


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by simedarby a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2005

Strengths:    Sharp, even wide open at F1.7
Good colour saturation
Versatile
Very light
Excellent use for indoor


Weaknesses:    The hood is not well design
Manual focus could be tough, the manual ring is a little too narrow to operate
Spiky depth of field when shoot outdoor


Bottom Line:   
It's a basic lens that impressed me with its sharpness and clarity. The colour is well saturated and it would be a very nice lens for indoor portrait. Hook up a 2x tele and you have a 100mm F3.5 (or 150mm with 1.5 crop factor on Dynax 7D). I can even turn this little lens into a macro lens with an extention tube, able to shot close to 1:4 magnification. With the price i paid, i can never ask for anything else.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Malaysia

Similar Products Used:   Minolta 28-80
Minolta 85mm F1.4


Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alessandro a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

Strengths:    Sharp, contrast, inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Not a good flare control, construction not very good

Bottom Line:   
Very sharp and very good contrast.
Good at 1.7 (for this value) and a razor between 5.6 and 11.
It's inexpensive and compact.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Similar Products Used:   Minolta AF lenses (28-80 3.5/5.6 D ; 135 f/2.8)

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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