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Konica Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 35mm Primes

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

Out-of-production manual focus lens.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by woody3s a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2009

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

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

Bottom Line:   
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 sharp....amazing for an over 20 year old lens. On my bulky A700, it looks almost too petite but it's light weight is definitely a plus point.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Camera shop

Similar Products Used:   Sony AF 50mm 1.4
Sigma 30mm 1.4 EX
Minolta AF 85mm 1.4


Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wayne Turk a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2005

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

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   e-bay

Similar Products Used:   Many Minolta Rokkor Lens.

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jackwoo a Expert

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2004

Strengths:    Low price.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Sharp.
f1.4

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Purchased At:   My grandfather

Type of photography:   Outdoor


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

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2003

Strengths:    1.4 f stop

Weaknesses:    no f 22

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

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   MD and MC lenses for minolta. A few canon and nikon lenses

Type of photography:   Other


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Photo-cool a Intermediate from Underhill, VT

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2002

Strengths:    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!

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Minolta
Af 50mm f1.7, 28mm f2.8, Tamron SP 90mm f2.5


Type of photography:   Outdoor



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