Yashica ML 28mm 1:2.8 vs Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 – 5 elements 5 groups – comparison

Yashica ML 28mm F/2.8 vs Minolta MD 28mm F/2.8 5×5 – comparison

Both of these lenses are quite suitable for those looking for an inexpensive wide-angle. But the price quite accurately reflects their capabilities – they cope with their tasks, although they are not something outstanding from the point of view of optics. They are somewhere in the middle of the evolution of 28mm lenses – there are many sharper ones, but there are also many much weaker models.
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Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 vs Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 – comparison

Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison

This battle cannot be called fair – the difference in construction between 1.4 and 1.7 usually always makes itself felt. But it so happened that I still have materials that are suitable for such a comparison, and it was decided to use them. Just out of curiosity.
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Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4 vs Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.9 – comparison

Yashica 50mm ML lenses comparison – Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4 vs Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.9

  • Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4 (ML)
  • Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.9 (ML)

Yashica has done a lot for the photography industry, this is one of the companies that should not be underestimated. We currently have two excellent lenses from this company in testing.

Both lenses for the test was provided by Egor Nikolaev (Егор Николаев) – many thanks and greetings.
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Minolta Rokkor QE 35mm 1:4.0 vs Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 – comparison

Minolta Rokkor QE 35mm 1:4.0 vs Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 – comparison

Let’s compare the very old with the very cool 35mm Minolta lenses. Of course, a lens from the 1960s has no chance of beating one of the world’s best lenses, but it’s still interesting to see the difference in results. (more…)

Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm 1:1.8 vs. Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 – comparison

Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm 1:1.8 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7

We don’t need to be an oracle to predict Minolta’s victory. But we need to find out how much Meyer-Optik Goerlitz will lose. In terms of IQ of course, this comparison is not about bokeh, feelings, and other esoteric materials.

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Carl Zeiss 85mm 1:2.8 vs Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0 – comparison

85mm lenses comparison – Carl Zeiss 85mm 1:2.8 Sonnar T* Contax/Yashica vs Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0

The IQ of both lenses are well known among photographers, but there is not a good head-to-head comparison in the network (or I can’t find it). This gap should be covered.

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Carl Zeiss 45mm 1:2.8 C/Y vs Minolta Rokkor MD 45mm 1:2.0 – comparison

45mm lenses comparison – Carl Zeiss 45mm 1:2.8 C/Y vs Minolta Rokkor MD 45mm 1:2.0

At the first glance, both lenses are enough similar but it is not true. There is nothing similar except focal distance and country of origin (Japan), lenses have different mounts, optical designs, sizes, years of production.

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