Category Archives: Minolta MD prime lenses

LensWars: Minolta MD 135mm f/2.8 vs. MD 135mm f/3.5

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.8, Minolta MD 135mm 1:3.5

There is repeated again and again on many resources that Minolta MD 135mm f/3.5 has a great sharpness. It’s true. And just imagine – if the cheapest and simplest Minolta MD 135mm has so great reputation, what’s about others?
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LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/2.0, MD 85mm f/2.0, MD 135mm f/2.8

Results of the zoom looks good enough, but anyway it wasn’t easy battle.

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LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 macro vs. Sony CZ FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA, MD 50mm f/1.4

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.

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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.

It is believed that the sharpness of prime lenses is better than that of the zooms. By the way, this is not always true. And usually few people imagine how noticeable the difference is. Such comparisons are needed to know exactly which lens you need to take with you for a walk.

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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.

The VFC lenses aren’t in popular optics list, hope the article will be interesting not only for photographers but for researches too. Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 24mm f/2.8 vs. MD VFC 24mm f/2.8

Review: Minolta MD 300mm 1:4.5

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 300mm F4.5 lens review.

The longest lens in MD line which has been built by classic approach to the optical design. Tests say that it was a right decision – no weakness were found, so this one is the strongly recommend 300mm lens.
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Review: Minolta MD 200mm 1:4.0

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 200mm F4 lens review.
Some of lenses don’t have a high characteristics, don’t became famous and looks too simple for fans, but these lenses work and definitely provide the same result as many other even more popular analogs. This MC 200mm 1:4 is from that list – works better than expected and one of the most underrated lenses produced by Minolta.
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Review: Minolta MD 200mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 200mm F2.8 lens review.
Minolta designed a two portraiture bombs – one is already reviewed Minolta MD 135mm F2.0 and this is second – Minolta MD 200mm F2.8. It looks like this lens has no weaknesses except one – weight. Photos are amazing.
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