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 was curious to find out how the Minolta’s optics changes from generation to generation.
The comparison is big enough and may be boring, so, if you prefer to realize details – you need a patience to look over all diagrams with samples, if you just interested who are winner – go to the end of article, but such way is not recommend, because it would be better if someone control the authors conclusion.
Note for collectors or those who know many about Minolta: ‘MDIII’ term is not using to don’t confuse the other readers, so plain ‘MD’ means ‘MDIII/New MD’ 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
It was a real pleasure to use this lens for taking photos during preparing for this article.
Continue reading Demo Photos: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4
I wasn’t lucky with weather, but it may be better because these photos are more about lenses than about art.
Note: all photos have been taken with F5.6-8.0. Information about F2.0 in EXIF is incorrect because Minolta SR – Sony E adapter used.
Continue reading Demo Photos: Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8
A set of demo photos which were taken by amateur photographer with this lens.
Continue reading Demo Photos: Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8
Comparison of lenses 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.
The first battle of 28mm Minolta MD (generation III) lenses 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. I believe that it didn’t affect the tests results, but after I got another copies of these lenses I’ve retook the tests. Here you can see the second comparison. Actually, there are no changes – result is close the same, as it was in the first time, but article design and conclusion text are changed for better displaying of tests results.
Continue reading 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 – 2nd round
It’s the demonstration of possibilities of one of the reviewed lens. Not a pro-photography.
Continue reading Demo Photos: Minolta MD II Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4
Another Minolta MD Rokkor (MD II) 50mm F1.4 lens review. 49mm filter thread
This is the one of five 50/1.4 lenses made by Minolta. All are the best actually.
(Those who love anime, probably spotted Yoko on the avatar. Yes – this lens is really so cool.)
Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm 1:1.4 (MDII)
Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.8 Zoom, Minolta MD 35-70mm 1:3.5, Minolta MD 28mm 1:3.5
The set of non-expensive and quite common lenses. There is no need to pay a lot of money if all what are needed – a good photography.
Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 28-70mm f/3.5-4.8 vs. MD Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5
Lens review: Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 28-70mm F3.5-4.8 Macro.
This is not a Minolta actually, just labeled. Anyway, Minolta’s logo can’t be appeared on unworthy lens.
Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 28-70mm 1:3.5-4.8 Macro
Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.8, Minolta MD 135mm 1:3.5
There is repeated again and again on many resources that Minolta MD 135mm f/3.5 has a great sharpness. It’s true. And just imagine – if the cheapest and simplest Minolta MD 135mm has so great reputation, what’s about others?
Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 135mm f/2.8 vs. MD 135mm f/3.5