LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

One of the best zooms of pre-AF era is going to fight against famous primes on the most used focal distances. Yes, that primes are powerful, so the victory of zoom looks impossible but it will be great even if it can shows at least a close level of sharpness. Welcome to see the comparison … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 vs. MD 28mm f/3.5 vs. MD 35mm f/2.8 vs. MD 50mm f/1.4 vs. MD 85mm f/2.0

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 … 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

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)

LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-50mm f/4.0 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/1.4

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 … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-50mm f/4.0 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8, MD 50mm f/1.4

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

LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm f/3.5 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8

Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm 1:3.5 vs. primes lenses comparison. 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 … Continue reading LensWars: Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm f/3.5 vs. MD 24mm f/2.8, MD 28mm f/2.8 (5×5), MD 35mm f/2.8

Review: Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm 1:3.5

Lens review: Minolta New MD (MDIII) Zoom 24-35mm F3.5 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 groups. After getting a new lens, I always take a few technical shots to understand … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD Zoom 24-35mm 1:3.5

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

LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 – comparison

Comparison of lenses Chiyoko (Minolta) Super Rokkor 50mm 1:2.0, Chiyoko (Minolta) Super Rokkor 50mm 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: Test description: Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) was fixed on the tripod and managed … Continue reading LensWars: Chiyoko Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.8 vs. Super Rokkor 50mm f/2.0 – comparison

Review: Minolta MD macro 100mm 1:4

Minolta New MD macro 100mm F4.0 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 … Continue reading Review: Minolta MD macro 100mm 1:4