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 Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4 (MDII)

Another Minolta MD Rokkor (MD II) 50mm F1.4 lens review. 49mm filter thread This is the one of five 50/1.4 lenses made by Minolta. All are the best actually. (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 … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4 (MDII)

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 35mm focal distance is on the second place by popularity after 'fifties' and it makes the fighting for 'best 35mm lens' award very important. Additionally, these pair of fast 35mm - Minolta MD and Canon FDn - are mostly known and can be named as … 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. The one another well known and popular Canon FD-mount lens - the removing a lack of tests. 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 … 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 very important for the honor of both manufacturing companies. Especially for Canon, because this company exists until now. Minolta has nothing to lose, you know. That's why additionally to the test on infinity distance I've made the comparison on close … Continue reading LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.2 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2