LensWars: Minolta MC Tele Rokkor HF 300mm f/4.5 vs. MD 300mm f/4.5
Comparison of lenses Minolta MC Tele Rokkor HF 300mm f/4.5 (MC I), Minolta New-MD 300mm 1:4.5
|MC 300mm F/4.5
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This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can differ if any element is changed.
Tested lenses reviews:
Long distance – sharpness:
Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) was fixed on the tripod and managed remotely with computer display as a viewfinder. Targets (buildings) were fixed by gravity power on the distances in more than 200 meters. All shots were made with apertures from fully opened and up to F16. ISO-100. Shutter Speed – depends on light (camera A-mode). SteadyShot – OFF. Focus was manually corrected for each shot to exclude focus-shift.
Finally, pictures were converted from ARW-files in Capture One with default settings (files have a slight light correction, for better visual convenience in comparison), then cut into 300×200 px elements (100% crops), combined into diagrams and exported into JPEG-files.
- I am just a man, I do not pretend that in all cases my focus settings were absolutely accurate. But I aspired to it.
‘What does it mean?’ – my conclusion:
It is easy to see that New-MD is better in some positions. Especially in corners. I do not think that a detailed description is needed, everything is in the diagram.