LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f/1.2 vs. MC Rokkor PF 58mm f/1.4
Comparison of lenses Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm 1:1.2, Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4
I love both lenses, each for a different reason, but this is a rare case when it is not possible to say something like “one of the lenses is a little worse, but a gap isn’t so big to think about it“. No. Here we see a total victory of the faster version.
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 (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:
Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 has no chanced against the monster PG 58/1.2 – the bigger sister is close the same at corners, but in the center and middle – it’s the champion. Anyway, lenses provide different rendering and both are great for real photography.