Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 Shift vs MD 35mm 1:2.8 – comparison

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Minolta MD 35mm lenses – Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 Shift vs MD 35mm 1:2.8 – comparison:

  • Minolta MD Shift CA 35mm 1:2.8 (MD III, New-MD)
  • Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 (MD III, New-MD)

These lenses have the same technical parameters, so a battle would have looked fair if it had not been known earlier that New-MD 35mm 1:2.8 is one of the sharpest lenses in the world among all others.

MD Shift CA 35mm 1:2.8MD 35mm 1:2.8
Serial:80010618027160
Optical Condition:MintMint
Mechanical Condition:MintMint
Cosmetic Condition:Near MintNear Mint

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

Tested lenses reviews


Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 Shift vs MD 35mm 1:2.8 – 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

Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 Shift vs MD 35mm 1:2.8 scene preview

Test results

Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 Shift vs MD 35mm 1:2.8 - comparison

Final conclusion

The conclusion is very simple – the Shift CA lens hasn’t a chance against the monster MDIII 35/2.8 from the sharpness point of view. A little note: sharpness is just one of the possible parameters of lenses.



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