Minolta 50s and the A7

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sleepdance Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: Minolta 50s and the A7

Those are really sexy pictures of the A7/50 combos. Thanks for posting them! I have a 50mmish addition as well, which is my personal NEX sweet spot.

Here's what I have in my collection:
35mm W.Minolta Rokkor-X HG 2.8 ø55mm: slower than the 50s, but its sharpness really surprised me, and it's as close as you can get to a 50mm APS-C focal length (52.5mm).
45mm MD Rokkor-X 2.0 ø49mm: great choice for a small/light prime
50mm MC Rokkor-X PF 2.0 ø55: superb considering how cheap you can pick them up for, and how high-end it feels to use. This is the lens that got me in to Minolta 50's, and I still love it.
50mm MC Rokkor-PG 1.4 ø55: one of my all-time favorites.
50mm MD 2.0 ø49: the 45 and 50 f2 keep the camera much more mobile than the faster primes.
50mm MD Rokkor-X 1.7 ø49mm: better coatings that the 1.4, but its first step is from 1.4 to 2.8.
58mm MC Rokkor-PF 1.4 ø55mm: a beast. It's so heavy but just perfect with an NEX.

50mm Canon FD 1.4 ø52mm (off topic, I know): I mention this because it can be found for the price of the Minolta 1.4, but it has the benefit of 1/3 stop adjustments and goes to f22. It feels much cheaper than the 1.4 PG, but shoots well and the extra control is welcomed.

I'll try to keep better notes on these and might update this post in the future.

 Sleepdance's gear list:Sleepdance's gear list
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony Alpha NEX-6 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS +22 more
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