Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm 1:1.8 vs. Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 – comparison
Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm 1:1.8 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7
We don’t need to be an oracle to predict Minolta’s victory. But we need to find out how much Meyer-Optik Goerlitz will lose. In terms of IQ of course, this comparison is not about bokeh, feelings, and other esoteric materials.
Meyer-Optik Goerlitz 50mm 1:1.8 for the test was provided by Egor Nikolaev (Егор Николаев) – many thanks and greetings.
|Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 50mm 1:1.8|
|Mechanical Condition:||Very Good||Very 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
Meyer-Optik Goerlitz 50mm 1:1.8 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 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)
Meyer-Optik Goerlitz 50mm 1:1.8 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 comparison – final conclusion
Why people always use so long and inconvenient Meyer Optik Görlitz? “MOG” looks much better. In any case, whatever you call the lens, it has no chance of winning. Although, as it sometimes happens with lenses based on old schemes, in the center it is still very sharp, even sharper than Minolta. But a step aside – and everything gets worse.