Category Archives: Minolta MD prime lenses

Review: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7

Another Minolta New MD 50mm F1.7 lens review.

One of the most common lenses from Minolta. Not so famous as faster sisters 50/1.4 or 50/1.2 that is why a very cheap for today, but at the same time – absolutely wonderful fifty that will never let you down and works wonderful, like any other Minolta’s 50mm.
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Review: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4

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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Review: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2

Another Minolta New MD 50mm F1.2 lens review.

Heavy artillery is here. Dream fifty with a tons of glass and Minolta’s quality. Sometimes I think that this beauty is one of the most underrated lenses independently of price.
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Review: Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD 35mm F2.8 lens review.

This little lady is the one of the winners in ‘unexpectedly surprising IQ lens’ competition. Really, how about the lens from 1981 which works like the most famous and expensive modern competitors? Got doubt? Results of tests are below.
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Review: Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8

Another Minolta New MD 35mm F1.8 lens review.

Very famous lens. Should stay in Hall of Fame of Minolta. Even fans of the other labels prefer to have it in photo-bags when nobody can spot.
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Review: Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 (5 lenses in 5 groups)

Another Minolta New MD 28mm F2.8 5×5 lens review.

A lot copies of this lens were produced, and it easy can be found on auctions for a couple of yens, does it means that lens isn’t so good as others? Not of course. This is Minolta.
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Review: Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 (7 lenses in 7 groups)

Another Minolta New MD 28mm F2.8 7×7 lens review.

Minolta produced two MD 28mm F2.8 lenses – one with 7 elements in 7 groups optical design and another – 5×5. Both looks very similar, but can be easy recognized – 5×5 version has thin black ring around front lens for and 7×7 doesn’t. Both lenses are compared on this site from the sharpness point of view, but this article is about testing results of 7×7 version.
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Review: Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.0

Minolta New MD 28mm F2 lens review.

I was impressed with this lens right after I saw the first results of testing – this lens gives tremendous confidence in the result.
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Review: Minolta MD 24mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD 24mm F2.8 lens review.

Very popular lens, it stays on position close to legendary status. Has a great IQ and can give for owner everything which can be expected from 24mm fast prime. If you are not sure that you need it then look over tests.
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