Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 two copies comparison – LensRomantic
Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III or Plain MD design)
The description of a LensRomantic test is here. These comparisons are for collectors or tech-enthusiasts. Photographers may go directly to a lens review.
Minolta New-MD 50mm F1.7 is from the top of popularity among other fifties – great IQ for a minimal price.
|Copy #1||Copy #2|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Mechanical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Very Good||Near Mint|
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Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 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
Tested lenses have a little difference in IQ, Copy #1 looks a little better for me. Such a difference wouldn’t affect the result of real photography and can be spotted only in head-to-head comparisons.