buying the 45mm if you already have the 30mm

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
sixfootzero
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Re: buying the 45mm if you already have the 30mm
In reply to sixfootzero, Feb 2, 2013

I've had a chance to shoot a bit with the 45mm f/2 Minolta lens, and though it would be interesting to post a (non-scientific) result here.  No tripods or test charts, just a wiggly kid in a shopping cart.  Unfortunately I left the 58mm f/1.4 on the film camera at home.  Would have made an interesting comparison.  Anyway, even though the Minolta lens isn't the new NX 45mm f/1.8, it gives an idea of the scale of bokeh and foreshortening you could expect from that lens.  It also demonstrates how hard it would be to confuse the 30 and 45mm lenses...

Top:  30mm f/2 NX, Middle:  45mm f/2 Minolta MD, Bottom 135 f/2.8 Minolta MC

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