Minolta MD 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom vs. MD 35mm 1:2.8, MD 50mm 1:2.0, MD 85mm 1:2.0, MD 135mm 1:2.8

Minolta MD 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom vs primes comparison.

    • Minolta MD 35-135mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zoom (MD III)
    • Minolta MD 35mm 1:2.8 (MD III)
    • Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0 (MD III)
    • Minolta MD 85mm 1:2.0 (MD III)
    • Minolta MD 135mm 1:2.8 (MD III)

The results of the zoom look good enough, but it wasn’t an easy fight.


Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2 vs MD 50mm 1:1.4 vs MD 50mm 1:1.7 vs MD 50mm 1:2.0 vs MD 50mm 1:3.5 – comparison

Minolta MD 50mm lenses comparison:

  • Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.2 MD III
  • Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.4 MD III
  • Minolta MD 50mm 1:1.7 MD III
  • Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0 MD III
  • Minolta MD Macro 50mm 1:3.5 MD III

This is a battle without losers. All 50mm Minolta lenses are balanced in terms of technical capabilities and price. Therefore, this comparison was made rather out of curiosity, no matter what lens you take for photography – the result will be the best.


Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0 – review

Minolta MD 50mm 1:2.0 – vintage manual lens test and review

  • Official classification: New-MD
  • Collector’s classification: MD III

Unexpectedly popular lens among Minolta fans. Even more – some people think that it is the best fifty ever,.. but sometimes these people say that this lens is a result of collaboration with Leica – and this is not true of course. So, don’t believe da hype (c). Anyway, independently of the fact that tests don’t display any advantages over other MD fifties, except a slightly better geometry, it is an amazing lens, like any other fifty by Minolta.