Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison – LensRomantic

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Minolta MC 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison (MC II, Hills &Valleys, Knurled)

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Minolta Rokkor MC 58mm F1.4 is one of the most recognizable Minolta lenses. He is loved and well known by photographers, collectors, and lens-testers.

Copy #1Copy #2
Serial:57215565511719
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

Full lens review

Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison – long-distance resolution test

Testing methods description

  • Target: cityscape
  • Distance: > 200 meters to center focus point
  • Camera: Sony A7II (24mpx, full-frame, tripod, remote control). M-mode, ISO fixed, WB fixed, SteadyShot – OFF. The focus point is on the center only.
  • RAW processing: Capture One, default settings. All quality settings – 100%. Crops – 300×200 px

Scene preview

Minolta MC 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison - scene preview

Test results

Minolta MC 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison - infinity

Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison – close-distance resolution test

Testing methods 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)

Test results

Minolta MC 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison - close distance

Minolta MC 58mm 1:1.4 two copies comparison – final conclusion

Notes:

  • A slight color difference on the close distance test is because shootout has been performed at different times. It doesn’t affect the result.
  • I know that at least one serious collector is working on researching this lens model right this time, and if you read this article much later than it was published I recommend looking for other materials – it possible that another more detailed information is available.

I don’t see deviations between these two copies on both tests which are worth to be mentioned. They work like twins.


1 Comment

Review: Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm 1:1.4 | Photo Lens Testing And Research Lab · 2019-08-30 at 13:14

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