Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 vs Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 – comparison
Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison
- Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 (MC-X)
- Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 (MD-III, New-MD)
This battle cannot be called fair – the difference in construction between 1.4 and 1.7 usually always makes itself felt. But it so happened that I still have materials that are suitable for such a comparison, and it was decided to use them. Just out of curiosity.
|Rokkor 50/1.7||MD 50/1.4|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Mechanical 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 MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 – 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
Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm 1:1.7 vs Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 – comparison – final conclusion
As expected – we don’t see any surprises. A faster lens has an advantage of one stop, and of course, it uses it – New-MD is ahead of the rival right up to F4.0 inclusive. But the simpler and cheaper Rokkor also has something to praise for – the difference is minimal, and it is generally difficult to see the differences on closed diaphragms.