Minolta MD 24mm 1:2.8 VFC – vintage manual lens test and review
Official classification: New-MD
Collector’s classification: MD III
Once upon a time, this site was created to make reviews for all existing rectilinear and non-special Minolta New-MD lenses. This goal has been achieved – all 21 are presented on the site. But why not continue with other lenses and maybe with other labels? This review is the first of its kind.
this review doesn’t contain tests of Variable Field Curvature -‘VFC’ feature of this lens. It will be done later. Here you can get information about how this lens works in normal mode. Welcome (more…)
Both lenses – Minolta MD VFC 24mm F2.8 and Minolta MD 24mm F2.8 – work almost similar at the center and middle. But in corners the non-VFC version shows a much better result – it becomes ready for landscapes on F5.6 or even maybe on F4 and it is totally sharpened over the whole frame at F8. But the older and much more expensive VFS can’t approach full sharpness over the frame even at diapason up to F16. The newer optical design of New-MD 24mm 1:2.8 has won by IQ. Anyway, the price of VFC looks reasonable at least because of the fact that only two lenses in the Universe have existed with this ability (Variable Field Curvature) and both of them – Minolta.