Minolta MD 50 1:1.4 vs Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison
50mm F1.4 lenses comparison – Minolta MD 50 f1.4 vs Yashica ML 50mm f1.4 – comparison
The battle of the monsters – two ‘must-have’ lenses of two famous systems.
|Minolta MD 50 1:1.4||Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Near Mint||Near 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 50 1:1.4 vs Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison – sharpness/resolution
Long-distance test description
- Camera Sony A7II (24mpx, full frame) – RAW (ARW), tripod, A-mode, ISO 50, 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)
Minolta MD 50 1:1.4 vs Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison – final conclusion
Both lenses have close the same resolution in the center of the frame (both are very sharp there) and in the corners too – look another similar, but, Minolta looks better in the middle position. Only at aperture F4 Yashika becomes the same as Minolta over the whole frame.
Minolta is the clear winner.