Lens QA Works – optical design schemes: how-to

Intro There are a lot of scanned optical design schemes in the network, but lensqaworks.com need to follow Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License in as many cases as it possible, that's why just scanning and publishing of the books isn't enough. For today the every single optical scheme get a personal approach, with researching … Continue reading Lens QA Works – optical design schemes: how-to

LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f/2.8 vs. Minolta MD 85mm f/2.0

Comparison of lenses Chiyoko Super Rokkor 8.5cm 1:2.8 LTM (LSM), Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0 The one of the first versus one of the best. Not a battle actually, better to call it friendly match. This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be differ if any element is … Continue reading LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f/2.8 vs. Minolta MD 85mm f/2.0

Minolta SR-T101, three lenses and collectors disease

You know that photography is the most popular hobby in the world, and photo-gear collecting is linked very close with taking photos - I think that collecting has a chance to take the one of top places by number of involved contributors among all other collectors directions. Anyone can be a cameras or lens collector, … Continue reading Minolta SR-T101, three lenses and collectors disease

Lens QA Works at the end of 2018

The LensQAworks has been started as 'just for fan' project at September 2017, and the first lens review was published 17 January 2018. A year has passed since then, and this is a good point to take stock. The first and only idea was to make tests with each the lens of Minolta New MD … Continue reading Lens QA Works at the end of 2018

Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f:2.8 Minolta

This is the lens from first years after WWII and it's a part of history of Japans photo-industry, from the times when the poor and ruined country started the race against the worlds most famous corporations producing photo equipment and finally have won. The reason is clear - one glance at Super Rokkor 85mm is … Continue reading Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 85mm f:2.8 Minolta

LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

One of the best zooms of pre-AF era is going to fight against famous primes on the most used focal distances. Yes, that primes are powerful, so the victory of zoom looks impossible but it will be great even if it can shows at least a close level of sharpness. Welcome to see the comparison … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

Lens review: Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 Macro. Everyone knows the famous Minolta MD 35-70/3.5, which is appears wherever possible, but this MD 35-70/3.5-4.5 is much more hidden behind the scenes, and looks like a secret weapon for 'those who knows' - pathos words, but describe the idea. It has been tested by … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD I Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD II Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. New MD 50mm f/1.4

Here you can see the comparison of Minolta-SR 50mm lenses - from Rokkor PG up to New MD - all are the best classic 50mm lenses ever, and this selection of winner is just an option - photographers can use any of these lenses without any doubts and without reading of this article, but it … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD I Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD II Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. New MD 50mm f/1.4

Greece – Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Minolta MD 50mm F1.4, Sony A7II, Capture One, 2x resized

Demo Photos: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4

It was a real pleasure to use this lens for taking photos during preparing for this article. Full review of Minolta MD 50/F1.4: Note: information about F2.0 in EXIF is incorrect because Minolta SR - Sony E adapter was used. Greece – Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Minolta MD 50mm F1.4, Sony A7II, Capture One, 2x … Continue reading Demo Photos: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4

Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4 (MDI)

Another Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F/1.4 lens review - 55mm filter thread, MDI version. This is the first Minolta MD series lens with 50mm focal distance, and the second 50 mm lens in whole Minolta SLR career - for SR-mount cameras. The note about SR-mount is required because  there were a three 50mm lenses by … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4 (MDI)