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Lens QA Works – optical design schemes: how-to

Intro

There are a lot of scanned optical design schemes in the network, but lensqaworks.com need to follow Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License in as many cases as it possible, that’s why just scanning and publishing of the books isn’t enough. For today the every single optical scheme get a personal approach, with researching over different sources and even consultations with collectors society. I’ve even found an errors on other popular sites.

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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, so let’s see the abilities of one of the most famous pancakes in the world’s lenses history in Minolta Rokkor MD 45mm 1:2.0 lens review.
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Review: Minolta MD 300mm 1:4.5

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 300mm F4.5 lens review.

The longest lens in MD line which has been built by a classic approach to the optical design. Tests say that it was the right decision – no weakness was found, so this one is the strongly recommend 300mm lens.
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Review: Minolta MD 200mm 1:4.0

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 200mm F4 lens review.
Some of lenses don’t have a high characteristics, don’t became famous and looks too simple for fans, but these lenses work and definitely provide the same result as many other even more popular analogs. This MC 200mm 1:4 is from that list – works better than expected and one of the most underrated lenses produced by Minolta.
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Review: Minolta MD 200mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 200mm F2.8 lens review.
Minolta designed two portraiture bombs – one is already reviewed Minolta MD 135mm F2.0 and this is second – Minolta MD 200mm F2.8. It looks like this lens has no weaknesses except one – weight. The IQ is amazing.
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Review: Minolta MD 135mm 1:3.5

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 135mm F3.5 lens review.
This lens is in the list of most popular lenses among Minolta fans. Tests are nice, so, why not? And one more – this is most little and cute 135mm lens ever.
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Review: Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.8

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 135mm F2.8 lens review.
‘Must have’ lens for portraiture – very convenient in use and with guarantee of result. Low prices on auctions looks very strange, the lens is absolutely undervalued for today.
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Review: Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0

Another Minolta New MD (MD III) 135mm F2 lens review.

Yes, the best 135 mm lens ever. Yes, this is one of the most expensive lenses based on the classic scheme. Is it worth its price? I don’t know, just hope that this review will help to make right choise.
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Review: Minolta MD 100mm 1:2.5

Another Minolta MD (New-MD, MD III) 100mm F2.5 lens review.

‘The best’ – are appropriated words if linked with this 100/2.5. Guarantied result on a taken photo, no any surprises, no need to close aperture. Was underrated but it looks like that people start to understand what gem it is and prices started to grow.
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Review: Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0

Another Minolta New MD 85mm F2 lens review.

I’m not the first who says that this is possible the best lens of Minolta ever. And yes, it is sharp even wide opened.
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