Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

Lens review: Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 28-85mm F3.5-4.5 Macro. Everyone knows the famous Minolta MD 35-70/3.5, which is appears wherever possible, but this MD 35-70/3.5-4.5 is much more hidden behind the scenes, and looks like a secret weapon for 'those who knows' - pathos words, but describe the idea. It has been tested by … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

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: Canon FDn 35mm f:2.0

Canon New FD 35mm 1:2.0 lens review. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to understand its strengths and weaknesses – usually it helps me a lot to start using unknown lens with much less of doubt. One day I decided that my data might be interesting for someone else … Continue reading Review: Canon FDn 35mm f:2.0

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.8 Macro

Lens review: Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 28-70mm F3.5-4.8 Macro. Reviews of zoom lenses are long, because each of them contains, as it were, several reviews of prime lenses in one. Tests for this review are divided for: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm groups. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.8 Macro

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 lens review. Reviews of zoom lenses are long, because each of them contains, as it were, several reviews of prime lenses in one. Tests for this review are divided for: 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm groups. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 Macro

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm 1:3.5 Macro

Minolta New MD (MDIII) 35-70mm F3.5 Zoom Macro lens review. Reviews of zoom lenses are long, because each of them contains, as it were, several reviews of prime lenses in one. Tests for this review are divided for: 35mm, 50mm, 70mm groups. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm 1:3.5 Macro

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 24-50mm 1:4.0

Minolta New MD (MDIII) 24-50mm F4.0 Zoom lens review. Reviews of zoom lenses are long, because each of them contains, as it were, several reviews of prime lenses in one. Tests for this review are divided for: 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm groups. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 24-50mm 1:4.0