Minolta 50s and the A7

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
kuuan Veteran Member • Posts: 3,663
Re: No point in calling a "winner"

ProfHankD wrote:


In summary, no lens, modern or old, cheap or expensive, beats all other lenses in every metric. Even lenses sold by Vivitar and Spiratone can be great by some metrics. It comes down to personal preference and matching lens characteristics to the shooting circumstances.


I remember when in this forum people had been falling over themselves declaring the nFD to be 'the best' legacy 1.4/50. It sure is a good lens and they loved it for good reasons, possibly the first fast 50 for some. They made a good choice too, the Canon lenses sold cheaply. But imo in declaring it, or any lens, to be the very best they actually were outing themselves as novices, just as anyone does who declares certain branded lenses to be 'better' then the rest

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