Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison – LensRomantic
Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0 two copies comparison (New-MD, MD III)
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Minolta New-MD 85mm F2.0 is the well known and one of the famous 85mm lenses in the humans history.
The hull of Copy #1 displays a lot of signs of using, but surprisingly the optical part stayed like new. Anyway, I have to say that this lens was reassembled at least two times – firstly by one of the previous owners, and later by me with the purpose to remove the result of the first disassembling.
|Copy #1||Copy #2|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Excellent|
|Mechanical Condition:||Near Mint||Excellent|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Average||Near Mint|
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Minolta MD 85mm 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
Independently of the huge difference in exterior, both lenses work like twins. Amazing result.