Review: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f:2.0 Minolta

Lens review: Chiyoda Kogaku Chiyoko Super Rokkor 1:2 f=5cm C (Minolta) Japan LTM/LSM/m39

Let’s no more conversations about picture rendering, 3D-pop, and bokeh of lenses – just get this Chiyoko and make a few shots.

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Review: Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm f:1.8 Minolta

Lens review: Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 1:1.8 f=5cm (Minolta) Japan LTM/LSM/m39.

The first lens in Minolta’s own style – all previous looks quite similar with West Germany lenses, but this one has started the look which was continued by the SR-mount lenses up to the moment when rubberized focus rings came into industry. And it looks like that this lens was a big jump in optical IQ. Continue reading Review: Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 50mm f:1.8 Minolta

Review: Canon S 50mm f/1.8 I Serenar

Lens review: Canon 50mm 1:1.8 Serenar Japan LTM/LSM/m39.

One of the lens which can be recommend for all who interesting history of photography – еhis is one of those, after which the center of the photo-industry has moved to Japan. Continue reading Review: Canon S 50mm f/1.8 I Serenar

Review: Canon S 50mm f/1.5 Serenar

Another Canon (or Serenar) 50mm F1.5 LTM/LSM/m39 lens review.

One of the best feeling in hands lenses by my opinion – are Canon Serenars series. And this 50/1.5 isn’t exclusion. Continue reading Review: Canon S 50mm f/1.5 Serenar

Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f:1.2

Another Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm 1:1.2 lens review

Minolta MC PG 58mm 1/1.2 is one of the famous ‘bokeh monsters’ in the world, may be it is Number One Monster by popularity. If photographer thinks about bokeh rendering, cares about 3D effect on photos and looking for the best ever tool – then this lens is in a short list. Continue reading Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f:1.2

Review: Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) VFC 24mm F2.8 lens review

Once upon a time, I set out to make reviews for all existing rectilinear (non-special) Minolta MD lenses. This goal has been achieved – all 21 are presented on the site. But why not continue with other lenses and may be with other labels? This review is the first of its kind.

Important note: this review doesn’t contain tests of Variable Field Curvature -‘VFC’ feature of this lens. It will be done later. Here you can get information about how this lens works in normal mode. Welcome. Continue reading Review: Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8