Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 two copies comparison – LensRomantic
Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III or Plain MD design)
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Minolta New-MD 35mm F2.8 is in the shortlist of my personal favorites. A fit girl with great shape and incredible IQ. Of course, I’ve got an extra one copy, because can’t imagine what I would do if something bad happens with the lens which is always in my bag.
|Copy #1||Copy #2|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Excellent||Very Good|
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 35mm 1:2.8 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
Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 two copies comparison – final conclusion
Both copies work similarly. A little/nano difference can be spotted in the middle position if wide opened, but it’s not enough to stop calling these lenses as twins.