Review Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4

Lens Overview - Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4

Offering a natural perspective along with a fast maximum aperture, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM from Canon is a versatile normal-length prime characterized by its bright f/1.4 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions and for producing shallow depth of field imagery. This lens also features a Gaussian optics design, along with two high refractive index elements, to control spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in difficult lighting conditions. Complementing the optical design is a micro USM, which enables quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.

Normal prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 80mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also affords great control over depth of field for isolating subjects and using selective focus techniques.
Gaussian optics design, which includes two high refractive index elements, notably reduces distortion and spherical aberrations for high sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A micro Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 082966213014

Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 Latest Price



Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.91 x 1.99" / 73.8 x 50.5 mm
Weight10.23 oz / 290 g

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Lens Technical

Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM ASigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Name Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sony FESigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.4f/1.4f/1.4
Year 199820182018
Mount Type Sony AlphaSony FESigma SA
Lens Type Lens MediumLens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $260
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 50105105
Global 33.5768
Effective Mega Pixel 24.9591
Distorsion 0.558
Vignetting -2.14314
Tstop 1.58223
Ac 8.53808
Vignetting Ranking 11628
Tstop Ranking 371
Ac Ranking 6126
Pixel Depth 42.4
Price Sensor 3200
Sensor Raw 42.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jun. 1998Feb. 2018Feb. 2018
Brand Konica MinoltaSigmaSigma


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