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 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

LensWars: Minolta MD 135mm f/2.0 vs. MD 135mm f/2.8

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0, Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.8 This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be differ if any element is changed. Tested lenses reviews: Long distance - sharpness: Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) was fixed on the tripod and managed … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 135mm f/2.0 vs. MD 135mm f/2.8

LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/2.0, MD 85mm f/2.0, MD 135mm f/2.8

Tested lenses reviews: Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) was fixed on the tripod and managed remotely with computer display as a viewfinder. Targets (buildings) were fixed by gravity power on the distances in more than 200 meters.  All shots were made with apertures from fully opened and up to F16. ISO-100. Shutter Speed … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/2.0, MD 85mm f/2.0, MD 135mm f/2.8

LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can be differ if any element is changed. I consider this article to be the my most serious attempt to answer the question - which 50mm F1.4 lens is better - Canon New FD or Minolta MD. There are many such … Continue reading LensWars: Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 vs. Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4

Review: Canon FDn 50mm f:1.4

Canon New FD 50mm F1.4 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 50mm f:1.4

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

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? … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8

Review: Minolta MD 300mm 1:4.5

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 300mm F4.5 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 … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD 300mm 1:4.5