Minolta 50mm macro - can it be used as a walk around too?

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Minolta 50mm macro - can it be used as a walk around too?
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I'm a Sony Alpha user, A77 & A99, and have been using the "standard" Min 50mm 1.7 as a walk around/party lens with great results.

My question is, outside of the slower focus of the macro version, can it still be used as a longer distance lens for trees, people, etc.? Would I get better results from the macro given it's good reputation as being ultra-sharp, or is this only when taking macro type shots?

I've read the f3.5 version is really excellent with very low CA and I'm getting it soon to try it out.

Thanks for your feedback.

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