Minolta MC 1,4/50 experiences

Started Mar 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Minolta MC 1,4/50 experiences
In reply to captura, Mar 10, 2013

captura wrote:

Although there is clearly something wrong here, (light leak?) with your 1.4 lens, I did a series of comparisons with my Minolta prime lenses recently and found one other lens which gave superior results. That was the MD 50mm f2, but I'm told that the commonly found 50mm f1.7 is even better. My 50mm f1.4 MC PG is also a bit soft, even stopped down a bit.

Steve, I am not familiar with the 50mm f2. Have you published your comparisons anywhere ? I have had a 50mm f1.7, and it was not so sharp as my 50mm f1.4 although both were really close. My copy of the f1.4 is very slightly soft full open, but then really sharp when stopping down and its bokeh is delicious, and to my eyes, far superior to this of the f1.7.


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