The 1969 Minolta 58mm f/1.4 is a fast vintage lens for Minolta SLR cameras of the age. It was positioned between the budget kit 55mm f/1.7 and the premium 58mm f/1.2 as the middle lens in Minoltas standard lens lineup. In this review, I’m going to take a look at how it performs and handles on the Sony a6300.
This isn’t the smallest vintage lens I’ve used, nor the lightest. At 275g (0.6 lbs) it adds noticeable weight to the camera but it’s not so heavy that it causes issues. With the adapter, it’s about as big as the Sony SEL 50mm f/1.8, which isn’t all that bad. Build quality is fantastic, as with most lenses of the time – the all metal body is built to last and my copy is still in great shape.