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.

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.

Yashica ML 28mm 1:2.8 – review

Yashica Lens ML 28mm 1:2.8 lens review, aka Yashica ML 28mm 1:2.8. Made by Yashica.

Mount – Contax/Yashica (C/Y)

Such lenses are always pleasant to hold in hands – Japanese design is always something special and beautiful, even if the thing is not some kind of exclusive. This 28 / 2.8 is quite common in the line of lenses made for Contax cameras, it is not overrated today and therefore it will be a useful task to investigate its IQ.


Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Adapter with Auto-Focus – review

Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Adapter review

I’ve got a few questions from friends about what I think about Techart PRO adapter, so this short article is something like an answer, just my personal opinion.

Disclaimer: I didn’t have any deals with Sony and Techart companies.

Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Adapter + Minolta MC Rokkor PG 58mm F1.2

Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Adapter – why this tool is cool

I bought a Sony A7 the first mirrorless Full Frame camera immediately as it became available. At that moment I already had a quite good collection of manual lenses and didn’t like to use them on digital crop-cameras. Also, I make many photos of my family and friends, so thin DOF is required quite often to hide the home- or street- environment on the pictures. ‘Focus peaking’ can help photographers in many cases but it definitely unusable for portraits because people moves and time for focusing with focus peaking is insufficient. For me at least. After I’ve read fresh reviews about Techart PRO I ordered an adapter and changed my A7 to A7II, because the first generation of ‘Sony7’ isn’t supported. (more…)