Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison – LensRomantic

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Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III or Plain MD design)

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Minolta New-MD 135mm F2.0 – the true portraiture queen, enough rare and quite expensive lens. I was glad to compare two different copies.

Copy #1Copy #2
Serial:10030511001760
Optical Condition:GoodExcellent
Mechanical Condition:Very GoodNear Mint
Cosmetic Condition:AverageNear 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 MD 135mm 1:2.0 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 MD 135mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison - scene preview

Test results

Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison


Final conclusion

I don’t see any difference which should be mentioned.


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