LensWars: Minolta MD Shift CA 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8
Comparison of lenses Minolta New-MD Shift CA 35mm 1:2.8 (MD III, NMD), Minolta New-MD 35mm 1:2.8 (MD III, NMD)
The lenses have the same technical parameters, so the battle would have looked fair if it had not been known earlier that New-MD 35mm 1:2.8 is one of the sharpest lenses in the world at all.
|MD Shift CA 35mm 1:2.8||MD 35mm 1:2.8|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can differ if any element is changed.
Tested lenses reviews links:
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 (some single 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.
- Sunlight has been changed during the session.
‘What does it mean?’ – my conclusion:
The conclusion is very simple – Shift CA lens hasn’t chances against the monster MDIII 35/2.8 from the sharpness point of view. Just note: sharpness is just an one of the possible parameters of lenses.