Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8 two copies comparison – LensRomantic
Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III)
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Minolta New-MD 35mm F1.8 can be alone in a photographer’s lens set, and it would be enough for everything.
One of the tested copies is waiting for the re-lubrication of the helicoid, but I’m sure this fact can’t affect the sharpness/resolution.
|Copy #1||Copy #2|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Excellent|
|Mechanical Condition:||Very Good||Mint|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Good||Near Mint|
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Minolta MD 35mm 1:1.8 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
I do not see differences that are worth mentioning. Can’t say that both are twins because of a slight (very slight) advantage of copy #1 at the corner if wide opened but it is too little to speak about it.