LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-50mm f/4.0 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/1.4

Tested lenses reviews:   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 … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-50mm f/4.0 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/1.4

LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm f/3.5 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8

Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm 1:3.5 vs. primes lenses comparison. Tested lenses reviews:     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 … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm f/3.5 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8

LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be differ if any element is changed. I consider this article to be the my most serious attempt to answer the question - which 50mm F1.4 lens is better - Canon New FD or Minolta MD. There are many such … Continue reading LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 – comparison

Comparison of lenses Chiyoko (Minolta) Super Rokkor 50mm 1:2.0, Chiyoko (Minolta) Super Rokkor 50mm 1:2.8 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: Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) was fixed on the tripod and managed … Continue reading LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 – comparison

Shootout: bokeh – circles of light

Collection of samples with light circles in bokeh. This test is not enough to understand the differences in bokeh between different lenses. But some examples can be useful. Tests conditions: lenses were focused on to minimal distance, lights were fixed in more than 200m. The position of the camera did not change. All pictures are … Continue reading Shootout: bokeh – circles of light

LensWars: Canon S 50mm f/1.4 I vs. Canon S 50mm f/1.5 Serenar vs. Canon S 50mm f/1.8 I Serenar vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/1.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 vs. Minolta MD 50 f/1.4

Comparison of lenses with LTM mount: Canon S 50mm 1:1.4 I vs. Canon S 50mm 1:1.5 Serenar vs. Canon S 50mm 1:1.8 I Serenar vs. Super Rokkor 50mm 1:1.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm 1:2.0 vs. Minolta MD 50 1:1.4 This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be … Continue reading LensWars: Canon S 50mm f/1.4 I vs. Canon S 50mm f/1.5 Serenar vs. Canon S 50mm f/1.8 I Serenar vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/1.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 vs. Minolta MD 50 f/1.4

LensWars: Minolta MD 24mm f/2.8 vs. MD VFC 24mm f/2.8

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 24mm 1:2.8, Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8 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: Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) – fixed on the tripod. Targets (buildings) – fixed by … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 24mm f/2.8 vs. MD VFC 24mm f/2.8

Resolution test: Minolta MD 2x Tele Converter 300-s vs primes MD

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 and this site has been made. Strictly … Continue reading Resolution test: Minolta MD 2x Tele Converter 300-s vs primes MD

LensWars: Minolta MC 58mm f/1.2 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2

Comparison of lenses Minolta Rokkor MC PG 58mm 1:1.2, Minolta MD 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:   Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) - fixed on the tripod. Target - fixed … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MC 58mm f/1.2 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2

LensWars: Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 50mm f/1.7 vs. MD 50mm f/2.0 vs. MD 50mm f/3.5 macro

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2, Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4, Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7, Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0, Minolta MD Macro 50mm 1:3.5 This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be differ if any element is changed. Tested lenses: And special guest - Minolta MD 50mm … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 50mm f/1.2 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 50mm f/1.7 vs. MD 50mm f/2.0 vs. MD 50mm f/3.5 macro