Helios 44M-7 58mm 1:2.0 vs Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 – comparison
Helios vs Minolta 58mm comparison
Everyone knows who will be a winner, but let’s check.
|Minolta MC Rokkor PF
|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
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)
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.