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.


Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 50mm 1:1.8 Oreston – review

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 1.8/50 Oreston lens review (Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 50mm 1:1.8 Oreston)

Mount – M42

This lens is far beyond my interests, I don’t know anything about it, except that some photographers call it as “bokeh-monster”, so instead of the usual short introduction and a little story about the history of the lens, I’ll just leave a link to the wiki.


Jupiter-9 85mm 1:2.0 – review

Jupiter-9 lens review (black 85mm 1:2.0)

Mount – M42

One more popular Russian lens. It has something special that makes it valuable for many photographers, but not everyone succeeds in making friends with it because of its low IQ. Sometimes it seems that those who know how to shoot masterpieces with this lens, in the next stage, should start photographing through a bottle of beer.


Helios 44M-7 58mm 1:2.0 – review

The popularity of Russian lenses has grown considerably over the past few years. And Helios 44M-7 58mm 1:2.0 is from the top of that list. Perhaps this is the result of globalization, perhaps – Photographers protest against the principles of modern lenses – sometimes too featureless.

One day I spotted in the sale Гелиос 44М-7 at an attractive price. Directly with the camera Zenit-122 instead of the back cover. So…

Lens review: Helios 44-7 58mm 1:2.0 MC Zenit