Minolta MC 1,4/50 experiences

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

I bet that there is a haze (or dare I say fungus) on the inside of the lens,  This affects many lenses that are older, and can be a very slight haze to a heavy haze.  Often near the iris, but I have one right now that is in between two elements that I can't get apart.  The newest lenses have sealed groupings made from plastic.  Minolta MC and the first MD series are still metal, and come apart easily enough to clean all the elements.  be VERY careful, some of the elements scratch extremely easily.  Once cleaned, you will notice that your blooming will only be with the lens wide open, where it is not as sharp, but sharpens quickly as you stop it down.

Great lenses, but any old lens is prone to need a good cleaning

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