Helios 44M-7 58mm 1:2.0 vs Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 – comparison

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Helios vs Minolta 58mm comparison

Everyone knows who will be a winner, but let’s check.

Minolta MC Rokkor PF

58mm 1:1.4

Helios 44M-7

58mm 1:2.0

Serial: 5511719 93490252
Optical Condition: Mint Good
Mechanical Condition: Near Mint Very Good
Cosmetic Condition: Near Mint Good

This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results can differ if any element is changed.

Tested lenses reviews

Helios vs Minolta 58mm comparison – sharpness/resolution

Long-distance test description

  • Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) – RAW (ARW), tripod, A-mode, ISO 100, WB fixed, SteadyShot OFF, manual focus correction for every shot
  • Targets (buildings) – fixed by gravity power on the distances in more than 200 meters
  • ARW post-processing – Capture One, default settings, 100% crops 300×200 px

Scene preview

Test results

Helios vs Minolta 58mm comparison - infinity distance

Short-distance test description

  • Target: 10-15 cm picture, printed on glossy photo paper
  • Distance: 1.7m
  • Camera: Sony A7II (24mpx, full-frame, tripod, remote control). M-mode, ISO fixed, WB fixed, SteadyShot – OFF.
  • The test was repeated for every F-stop on every focus position with manual focus adjustment for each shot. That is to avoid the effect of field curvature.
  • RAW processing: Capture One, default settings. All quality settings – 100%. Crops – 300×200 px

Original target image (printed in horizontal orientation on 10cm X 15cm glossy photo paper)

Test results

Helios vs Minolta 58mm comparison - close distance

Helios vs Minolta 58mm comparison – final conclusion

I don’t think that my conclusion is required here, because this is a great example of a clearly visible difference between lenses. Minolta has won.


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