Minolta SR ultra-wide lenses comparison:
- Minolta MC W.Rokkor NL 21mm 1:2.8 (Hills&Valleys/Knurled, MCII)
- Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8 (New-MD, MDIII)
One of the most interesting battles – the Legend vs. the Younger. Welcome to the ring
Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III or Plain MD design)
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Minolta New-MD 20mm F2.8 is a well known wide-angle lens, I always recommend it because of the nice balance of characteristics. It’s small, lightweight, it has a great IQ and a reasonable price.
Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8 – samples (MD III) – demo photography.
I wasn’t lucky with the weather, but it may be better because these photos are more about lenses than about art.
All photos are taken: Greece – Crete – Agios Nikolaos, Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8 MDIII, Sony A7II (F2 in EXIF is fake because adapter has been used), Capture One, 2x resized
Minolta MD 20mm 1:2.8 vintage manual lens test and review
Personally, it’s my choice among other wide options. I love this lens because of geometry, sharpness, and shape of the hull, or maybe because I’m feeling it in my hands better than others ultra-wides – this MD 20/2.8 is a very fit ‘chan’.