Best Minolta Lenses

Updated: April 9, 2016 (small update) There are a number of great old Minolta (and 3rd party) lenses that will serve the Minolta and Sony dSLR owner well. Minolta was for years one of the finest lens making companies in the world. According to rumor, several lenses...

Minolta 500mm f8 (Reflex)

AF Reflex 500mm f8. When released Minolta had seemed to have done the impossible. They had created a fixed f8 aperture lens that could auto-focus. The 500mm reflex (aka mirror) is not like other Minolta primes. Its design allows for an extremely light and compact...

Minolta 100mm f2.8 Macro

This is an exceptional macro lenses. It is well known and well respected. The 100mm focal length makes it excellent for portrait photography or macro shots where a 50mm would put you too close to the subject (e.g. insects). All high magnification macro lenses have...

Minolta 50mm f2.8 & f3.5 Macro

This is a great super sharp macro lens. Ideal for product photography or other macro shots where getting close to the subject is desirable. Compared to a non-macro lens, like the 50mm f1.7, the focus is quite slow. It can be used for non-macro photography as long as...

Minolta 28-135mm f4-4.5

Minolta’s line of “professional” top of the line lenses are designated with a “G”. The Minolta 28-135mm f4-4.5 is not a “G” lens, however some consider it an honorary member of the “G” line due to its spectacular optical quality and build. Despite its compromises,...

Minolta 35-105mm f3.5-4.5

There are two Minolta lenses with the same specs. The old version and the new. While both are considered good, the newer does not have the traditional all metal build of the classic lens and it is mainly plastic. Some even prefer the new to the old for the weight...