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LensRomantic: Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0

Comparison of two different copies of Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0. (New-MD, NMD, MDIII)

‘LensRomantic’ tests description is here. Tests of this type are mostly for collectors or tech-enthusiasts, for photographers I recommend to go directly to the lens review.

Minolta New-MD 135mm F2.0 – the true portraiture queen, and rare and expensive lens. I was glad for the chance to compare two different copies.

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LensWars: Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QE 100mm f/3.5 vs. MD Macro 100mm f/4.0

Comparison of lenses Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QE 100mm 1:3.5 (Hills&Valleys/Knurled, MCII) and Minolta MD macro 100mm 1:4 (New-MD, MDIII)

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LensRomantic: Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.0

Comparison of two different copies of Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.0. (New-MD, NMD, MDIII)

‘LensRomantic’ tests description is here. Tests of this type are mostly for collectors or tech-enthusiasts, for photographers I recommend to go directly to the lens review.

Minolta New-MD 28mm F2.0 is the best in 28mm manual lenses line. I have a dream to compare it with modern lenses by Leica or Sony or something like that but for today can offer a just one another LensRomantic photo session.

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LensWars: Minolta MC Rokkor PF 85mm f/1.7 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0, Minolta MC Rokkor PF 85mm 1:1.7

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LensRomantic: Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4

Comparison of two similar copies Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 (New-MD, MD-III or Plain MD design)

Introduction note for the first article in this category:

Such comparisons can give us a piece of information about the degree of trust and the degree of applicability of lenses testing results. It can be interesting mostly for collectors or technicians and doesn’t contain extended conclusions or descriptions with transcripts of results – everything can be seen on samples diagrams. True photographers can skip it and immediately go to the lens review pages.

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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 was curious to find out how the Minolta’s optics changes from generation to generation.

The comparison is big enough and maybe boring, so, if you prefer to realize details – you need the patience to look over all diagrams with samples, if you just interested who is winner – go to the end of article, but such way is not to recommend, because it would be better if someone controls 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

Demo Photos: Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8

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.

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