This is a classic, well-used Minolta 50mm Lens for the Sony / Minolta A Mount.
It is specifically a Minolta AF 50mm f1.7 lens which is in good all round condition. The optics are excellent with no scratches and there is no sign of fungus or haze inside. The exterior of the lens is okay, with general usage wear. I think the worse part is that the white text on the exterior has become discoloured.
The focus ring turns smoothly in manual mode with slight resistance and auto focusing is very fast and accurate. The pull out lens hood works as it should with no problems. This is the earlier Minolta f1.7 50mm version which was first produced in 1985. It is a compact and solid lens weighing 195g. This lens has the serial number: 1164940
This 50mm prime lens comes with its original rear lens cap which has the MINOLTA logo on and a new generic 49mm front lens cap. You can read more about this excellent 50mm Minolta lens here: http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Minolta-AF-50mm-F1.7_lens17.html [PLEASE CUT AND PASTE LINK]
Minolta are famed for their lenses and this 50mm is a gem. The sharpness is great and the bokeh is very nice too. I have used this lens a lot on my Sony A300 camera. This lens has the Sony A Mount but can also be used on many other cameras with the correct adapters. I have used this on my Micro 4/3 camera, in completely manual mode only of course, and it works well.
This Minolta AF 50mm f1.7 lens will be sent well packed and promptly. My postage charges are very fair and I do not make money on shipping. On valuable items such as this I only offer certified/tracked (Certificado) postage to ensure that you receive the item purchased.
I am new to Etsy after having been a seller on eBay (and before that Yahoo Auctions) for many years with a 100% rating of well over 2000 sales. I specialise in cameras, camera lenses and filters and other camera gear, but I will also add other vintage items over time too. Thank you for looking :-)
NB: Item being sold DOES NOT include camera or tripod if shown in the photos.