Minolta MC 1,4/50 experiences

Started Mar 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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eques Senior Member • Posts: 2,879
Minolta MC 1,4/50 experiences


my lastest acquisition is a Minolta MC 1,4/50; I have been using some legacy lenses before (3 AIS Nikkors from 20-105 and Minolta MD from 28-135), some are excellent, even wide open, some I have to stop down 1-2 stops for best resolution.

I have posted a similar post on the m43 forum, because at the moment I only use m43gear. But I read a lot on this forum about experiences with legacy glass and I plan to get a NEX 6 body specifically for these old lenses, because they are so much fun to use.

Here one of my first tries with lots of fine detail in the centre:


There are huge bloomings and flare alsong all edges with higher contrast. Here a detail

f1,4 100% crop

Still, the image is very sharp with a lot of details, but low contrast because of the flare:

f1,4 100% crop

Last example: a nicely ornamented door, which was completely in the shadow, no sun at all:

f2,0 100%crop

And this is stopped down!

Does any one have similar experiences with this lens or is it just a problem of my copy?

Is this a characteristic of the MC lenses, because of less coating?

I will try it stopped down, but actually I got it because of the shallow DOF wide open!


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