Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm 1:1.4

Another Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm F/1.4 lens review This is was the first 50mm F1.4 lens by Minolta, only 58mm with F1.4 were in production earlier. It has so great reputation that even younger and modern fifties sometimes hide in shadow of this MC. You can find a lot of opinions about this lens, … Continue reading Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm 1:1.4

Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm F2.0

This lens was produced only in one incarnation - MDII version. No analogs before and after, and this case quite rare for Minolta, because usually we can see product lines of the lenses with identical focal distances and apertures, like MC-version, then MD-I, MD-II etc. We have a right to call this lens as unique, … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm F2.0

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 – 2nd round

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 28mm f/2.0 vs. MD 28mm f/2.8(7x7) vs. MD 28mm f/2.8(5x5) vs. MD 28mm f/3.5. The first battle of 28mm Minolta MD (generation III) lenses was the first lenses-comparison on this site. That time I had copy of MD 28mm 1:2.8 5x5 version and MD 35mm 1:3.5 in bad cosmetic appearance. … Continue reading 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 – 2nd round

Review: Minolta MD II Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4

Another Minolta MD Rokkor (MD II) 50mm F1.4 lens review. 49mm filter thread (Those who love anime, probably spotted Yoko on the avatar. Yes - this lens is really so cool.) After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to understand its strengths and weaknesses – usually it helps me a … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD II Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4

LensWars: Canon FDn 35mm f/2.0 vs. Minolta MD 35mm f/1.8

Canon New FD 35mm 1:2.0 vs Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8 This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be 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 … Continue reading LensWars: Canon FDn 35mm f/2.0 vs. Minolta MD 35mm f/1.8

Review: Canon FDn 35mm f:2.0

Canon New FD 35mm 1:2.0 lens review. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to understand its strengths and weaknesses – usually it helps me a lot to start using unknown lens with much less of doubt. One day I decided that my data might be interesting for someone else … Continue reading Review: Canon FDn 35mm f:2.0

LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.2 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2, Canon New FD 50mm 1:1.2 This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be 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 … Continue reading LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.2 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2