The Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 features 50mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.7. The lens construction has 6 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 47 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.5feet and has a filter size of 55mm. The Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 lens weighs 5.8oz (165g) and it measures 2.6 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches long.
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Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 Reviews
Kurtmunger reviews the Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 and writes;
“The Minolta AF 50mm F/1.7 lens turned in a good performance. The good points are: compact, lightweight, low distortion, quick focusing, low color fringing, and is often found on eBay for just over a hundred bucks for a good copy, (original version), mine is a restyled version, but they’re the same optically according to the specs.”
Photozone reviews the Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 and writes;
“The Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 is a very good lens but it is slightly inferior compared to its cousins over at Canon or Nikon. The center resolution is great but the borders are soft at wide-open aperture and it takes a couple of f-stops till they reach decent levels. Nonetheless it is an excellent lens for portraits where the border performance is not really an issue and it can take superb images around f/8.”
Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 User Reviews
A gem in a small price
“I own a former version of this lens. It is an autofocus lens and it can be used in manual focus mode. This one has a better grip on the focusing ring. This lens is built robust and the results are excellent. I keep it with me in case of serious sharpness is needed or there is not enough light to handhold. “ – by S. Bodur
Super Lens at a Super Price
“This little 50mm f1.7 lens is very good for the price it’s sold at. Granted, you get what you pay for, but what you get is a very fast lens w/ good bokeh. The built-in hood is a joke and there’s no f-scale, but a good shootist can still get very memorable photos with this lens. If these items are a nuisance, then go get a good B&W metal hood and one of their excellent slim line UV haze filters and learn to judge distance. It’s a good portrait lens on the 7D.” – by G. Goodwin
Super sharp, great portraits, super cheap
“i love this lens! i have it for almost one year now and i am able to shoot kids portraits for family and friends. so incredibly sharp! sure light and maybe not as sturdy but it has survived me. i can recommend this lens to anybody who needs a 50 mm lens! my dad bought the more expensive one but now wants this one. “ – by Patrick Nguyen
Awesome Little Lens
“I love this lens! Sure, as my first prime lens, it’s been a bit tricky getting the angle of a picture that I want without the zoom function, and it still is taking some getting used to, but the advantages of this lens in razor-sharp clarity, faster shutter speeds, and incredible detail, especially without a flash.” – by Marco Almendarez
Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 Sample Photos
Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 User Manual
Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 Specifications
This Konica Minolta AF 50mm f1.7 lens features improvements over the previous generation lens. The manual focus is now better dampened, and it has a wider rubberized ring.
The Minolta Maxxum Autofocus Lens System is one of the world’s most complete lens systems, covering every kind of lens from wide-angle, telephoto, and wide-range zooms to large-aperture, reflex, and soft-focus types. Only Minolta Maxxum AF lenses are expressly made to link perfectly with your Minolta Maxxum AF SLR.
Every Maxxum AF lens locks into your Minolta camera to form an integrated unit that allows focus and exposure data to flow from the lens’ read-only memory (ROM) integrated circuit to the camera’s central processing unit. Each Maxxum AF lens is a product of Minolta’s advanced computer-assisted optical design. Minolta is one of the few camera makers to insist on making its own optical glass.