Minolta AF 50mm and camera

5 Frames with the Lens that Changed Everything – By Iain Paterson

It’s fast (f/1.7), it’s compact (183g, 39mm long) and, after its launch in 1985, photography would never be quite the same again. The Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 was the lens supplied with the Minolta 7000, the world’s first autofocus SLR with interchangeable lenses.