The fabulous Minolta 50/2.8 macro

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The fabulous Minolta 50/2.8 macro
9 months ago

I can't believe they made such things in the 80's. I took shots at 2.8, 3.5, 5.6 and 8, at infinity of a distant forested hill. I then pixel peeped them. I could not tell the difference between a 2.8 and a 5.6, even at the edge of the frame (Sony A55, crop sensor). Stopping down makes no difference to the imaging performance.

I then compared it to the Pentax Super-Takumar 55/1.8. The Minolta 50 is sharper at 2.8 than the Takumar at 5.6. Far sharper. At 2.8, the Minolta mops the floor with the Takumar.

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