Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 vs MD 135mm 1:2.8 – comparison
- Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.0 (MD III)
- Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.8 (MD III)
These are two of the best 135mm lenses by Minolta in absolutely different price categories.
Minolta MD 24mm lenses comparison:
VFC lenses are rare and not common guests in comparisons, so, the article probably may be interesting not for photographers only but for researches too.
This comparison is correct only for conditions and equipment used for tests. Test results may differ if any element is changed.
|Minolta MD 24mm 1:2||Minolta MD VFC 24mm 1:2.8|
|Optical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Mechanical Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
|Cosmetic Condition:||Near Mint||Near Mint|
Both lenses – Minolta MD VFC 24mm F2.8 and Minolta MD 24mm F2.8 – work almost similar at the center and middle. But in corners the non-VFC version shows a much better result – it becomes ready for landscapes on F5.6 or even maybe on F4 and it is totally sharpened over the whole frame at F8. But the older and much more expensive VFS can’t approach full sharpness over the frame even at diapason up to F16. The newer optical design of New-MD 24mm 1:2.8 has won by IQ. Anyway, the price of VFC looks reasonable at least because of the fact that only two lenses in the Universe have existed with this ability (Variable Field Curvature) and both of them – Minolta.
Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0 – vintage manual lens test and review
Unexpectedly popular lens among Minolta fans. Even more – some people think that it is the best fifty ever,.. but sometimes these people say that this lens is a result of collaboration with Leica – and this is not true of course. So, don’t believe da hype (c). Anyway, independently of the fact that tests don’t display any advantages over other MD fifties, except a slightly better geometry, it is an amazing lens, like any other fifty by Minolta.