Category Archives: Minolta MD special lenses

LensWars: Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QE 100mm f/3.5 vs. MD Macro 100mm f/4.0

Comparison of lenses Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QE 100mm 1:3.5 (Hills&Valleys/Knurled, MCII) and Minolta MD macro 100mm 1:4 (New-MD, MDIII)

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Test: ‘Minolta MD 2000mm F32.0’ aka Minolta MD 500mm F8 RF with two 2x converters

It’s a good time to test something with 2m focal distance. Just for fun.

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Review: Minolta MD macro 100mm 1:4

Minolta New MD macro 100mm F4.0 lens review.

Not often we can say ‘must have’ about lenses, but this 100mm macro is that case – ideal for macro or objects photography for reasonable price and without weakness. Even autofocus isn’t necessary for such styles of photography.

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Review: Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) VFC 24mm F2.8 lens review

Once upon a time, I set out to make reviews for all existing rectilinear (non-special) Minolta MD lenses. This goal has been achieved – all 21 are presented on the site. But why not continue with other lenses and may be with other labels? This review is the first of its kind.

Important note: this review doesn’t contain tests of Variable Field Curvature -‘VFC’ feature of this lens. It will be done later. Here you can get information about how this lens works in normal mode. Welcome. Continue reading Review: Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8

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

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

This converter isn’t the lens, that’s why I wouldn’t make review of it. All these aberrations tests, bokeh etc. were skipped. Additionally, review by Benjamin is totally enough for understanding of 2x Tele-Converter 300-s and I can’t add something new, except may be a few resolution comparisons.

(note: this tested item has no mascot/codename,.. may be later if I meet cute anime character without head..) Continue reading Resolution test: Minolta MD 2x Tele Converter 300-s vs primes MD