Sony 50mm 1.8 vs Minolta 50mm 1.7

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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Prognathous Veteran Member • Posts: 8,935
Quality at infinity

stol2004 wrote:

My minolta 50mm 1.7 is in perfect condition and very sharp at 1.7 ! It focuses till infinity and I got no issues with it. Is a very fast lens. I never tried the Sony though. I would get the Sony for the modern coatings even though my Minolta hold well against direct light.

Try comparing the quality at infinity and f/2.8 to a high quality zoom lens like Tamron 17-50/2.8 (wide open). In my experience it's not even close at this distance. The zoom is way sharper. The quality is more comparable at anything closer than infinity. What are the odds that the exact same issue will be visible in two copies of the lens that are 20 years apart?

Prog.

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