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

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 … 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

Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4 (MDI)

Another Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F/1.4 lens review - 55mm filter thread, MDI version. This is the first Minolta MD series lens with 50mm focal distance, and the second 50 mm lens in whole Minolta SLR career - for SR-mount cameras. The note about SR-mount is required because  there were a three 50mm lenses by … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm F1.4 (MDI)

Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm 1:1.4

Another Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm F/1.4 lens review This is was the first 50mm F1.4 lens by Minolta, only 58mm with F1.4 were in production earlier. It has so great reputation that even younger and modern fifties sometimes hide in shadow of this MC. You can find a lot of opinions about this lens, … Continue reading Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 50mm 1:1.4

Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm F2.0

This lens was produced only in one incarnation - MDII version. No analogs before and after, and this case quite rare for Minolta, because usually we can see product lines of the lenses with identical focal distances and apertures, like MC-version, then MD-I, MD-II etc. We have a right to call this lens as unique, … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm F2.0

Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4 (MDII)

Another Minolta MD Rokkor (MD II) 50mm F1.4 lens review. 49mm filter thread (Those who love anime, probably spotted Yoko on the avatar. Yes - this lens is really so cool.) After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to understand its strengths and weaknesses – usually it helps me a … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4 (MDII)

Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f:1.2

Another Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm 1:1.2 lens review Important note: Minolta MC PG 58mm 1/1.2 is one of the famous 'bokeh monsters' in the world, may be it is Number One Monster by popularity. If photographer thinks about bokeh rendering, care about 3D effect on photos and looking for the best ever tool - … Continue reading Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm f:1.2