Canon S 50mm 1:1.4 I vs Canon S 50mm 1:1.5 vs Canon S 50mm 1:1.8 vs Chiyoda Kogaku 50mm 1:1.8 vs Chiyoko 50mm 1:2.0 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison

Minolta and Canon 50mm LTM lenses comparison:

  • Canon S 50mm 1:1.4 I
  • Canon S 50mm 1:1.5 Serenar
  •  Canon S 50mm 1:1.8 Serenar
  • Chiyoda Kogaku 50mm 1:1.8 Super Rokkor (Minolta)
  • Chiyoko 50mm 1:2.0 Super Rokkor (Minolta)
  • Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 MD III

This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. An element changed – the result changed.

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Chiyoda Kogaku 50mm 1:1.8 – review

Chiyoda Kogaku 50mm 1:1.8 (Minolta) aka Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 1:1.8 f=5cm (Minolta) – Japan LTM/LSM/m39 – vintage manual lens test and review

This is the first lens that was designed by Minolta in the post-war style – all previous lenses look very similar to West Germany Leica or Carl Zeiss designs. So, this Chiyoda Kogaku has started the look which was continued by the SR-mount lenses up to the moment when rubberized focus rings came into the industry – up to the middle of 70′. And it looks like this lens made a big jump in optical IQ. (more…)