Comparison of two similar copies Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 (New-MD, MD-III or Plain MD design)
Introduction note for the first article in this category:
Such comparisons can give us a piece of information about the degree of trust and the degree of applicability of lenses testing results. It can be interesting mostly for collectors or technicians and doesn’t contain extended conclusions or descriptions with transcripts of results – everything can be seen on samples diagrams. True photographers can skip it and immediately go to the lens review pages.
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One of the best zooms of pre-AF era is going to fight against famous primes on the most used focal distances. Yes, that primes are powerful, so the victory of zoom looks impossible but it will be great even if it can shows at least a close level of sharpness.
Welcome to see the comparison of Minolta MD 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom, Minolta MD 28mm 1:3.5, Minolta 35mm 1:2.8, Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4, Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0
Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0
Here you can see the comparison of Minolta-SR 50mm lenses – from Rokkor PG up to New MD – all are the best classic 50mm lenses ever, and this selection of winner is just an option – photographers can use any of these lenses without any doubts and without reading of this article, but it was curious to find out how the Minolta’s optics changes from generation to generation.
The comparison is big enough and maybe boring, so, if you prefer to realize details – you need the patience to look over all diagrams with samples, if you just interested who is winner – go to the end of article, but such way is not to recommend, because it would be better if someone controls the authors conclusion.
Note for collectors or those who know many about Minolta: ‘MDIII’ term is not using to don’t confuse the other readers, so plain ‘MD’ means ‘MDIII/New MD’ Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD I Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD II Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 vs. New MD 50mm f/1.4
It was a real pleasure to use this lens for taking photos during preparing for this article.
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The famous zoom versus famous primes. Tired of listening to theoretical opinions about how good this zoom is? Now you can see it with your own eyes in details.
Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 macro vs. Sony CZ FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA, MD 50mm f/1.4
Another Minolta New MD 50mm F1.4 lens review.
This is ideal lens. If photographer get this lens first – then all another lenses in the photo-bag be the Minolta only. It’s like an essence of fifties – the last generation which absorbs all the best from predecessors and balanced in all aspects.
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