LensWars: Minolta MD 35mm f/1.8 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 and one more

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8, Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 and Sony FE 35mm 1:2.8 ZA.

I could never make a choice on one of the two lenses – New MD 35/1.8 or New MD 35/2.8. To be honest, this comparison does not help either – they are both the best.
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Review: Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8

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

This lady is in the row with ‘unexpectedly surprising IQ’ lens. Really, how about the cheap lens from 1981 which works like the most famous and expensive modern competitors? Got doubt? Results of tests are below.
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LensWars: Minolta MD 28mm f/2.0 vs. MD 28mm f/2.8(7×7) vs. MD 28mm f/2.8(5×5) vs. MD 28mm f/3.5

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.0, Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 (7 elements 7 groups), Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 (5 elements 5 groups), Minolta MD 28mm 1:3.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: This was the first lenses-comparison on this site. That time I had copy of MD 28mm 1:2.8 5×5 version and MD 35mm 1:3.5 in bad cosmetic appearance. So, after I got another copies of these lenses I’m remaking the tests. No changes in conclusion and results but I recommend to read latest article because it contains more convenient structure. Here you can find it.

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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. In fact, in my practice as an amateur photographer, I rarely use such a focal length, but now I even regret about it a little, since this lens gives tremendous confidence in the result obtained in the photo.
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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 gives 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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Review: Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD 20mm F2.8 lens review.

Personally, it’s my choice among other ultra-wide options. I love this lens because geometry, sharpness and shape of hull, or may be because I’m feeling it in my hands better than others. Of course it is possible to get lens with better sharpness, but in most case it will be a lens ugly, or huge, or overpriced. It isn’t about this MD 20/2.8 – very fit ‘chan’.
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