LensWars: Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 50mm f/1.7 vs. MD 50mm f/2.0 vs. MD 50mm f/3.5 macro

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2, Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4, Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7, Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0, Minolta MD Macro 50mm 1:3.5.

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Review: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7

Another Minolta New MD 50mm F1.7 lens review.

One of the most common lenses from Minolta. Not so famous as faster sisters 50/1.4 or 50/1.2 that is why a very cheap for today, but at the same time – absolutely wonderful fifty that will never let you down and works wonderful, as any other Minolta’s 50mm.
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Review: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4

Another Minolta New MD 50mm F1.4 lens review.

This is ideal lens. If photographer get this lens first – then all another lenses in the photo-bag be the Minolta only. It’s like an essence of fifties – the last generation which absorbs all the best from predecessors and balanced in all aspects.
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Review: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2

Another Minolta New MD 50mm F1.2 lens review.

Heavy artillery is here. Dream fifty with a tons of glass and Minolta’s quality. Sometimes I think that this beauty is one of the most underrated lenses independently of price.
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LensWars: Minolta MD 35mm f/1.8 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 and one more

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8, Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 and Sony FE 35mm 1:2.8 ZA.

I could never make a choice on one of the two lenses – New MD 35/1.8 or New MD 35/2.8. To be honest, this comparison does not help either – they are both the best.
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Review: Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD 35mm F2.8 lens review.

This lady is in the row with ‘unexpectedly surprising IQ’ lens. Really, how about the cheap lens from 1981 which works like the most famous and expensive modern competitors? Got doubt? Results of tests are below.
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LensWars: Minolta MD 28mm f/2.0 vs. MD 28mm f/2.8(7×7) vs. MD 28mm f/2.8(5×5) vs. MD 28mm f/3.5

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.0, Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 (7 elements 7 groups), Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 (5 elements 5 groups), Minolta MD 28mm 1:3.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: This was the first lenses-comparison on this site. That time I had copy of MD 28mm 1:2.8 5×5 version and MD 35mm 1:3.5 in bad cosmetic appearance. So, after I got another copies of these lenses I’m remaking the tests. No changes in conclusion and results but I recommend to read latest article because it contains more convenient structure. Here you can find it.

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