Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 – 7 elements 7 groups – review

Minolta MD 28mm 1:2.8 7×7 – vintage manual lens test and review

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

Minolta has produced two MD 28mm F2.8 lenses in the similar MD III design – one with 7 elements in 7 groups optical scheme and another – 5 elements in 5 groups. Both have enough identical exterior but may be easily distinguished because 5×5-version has a thin black ring around the front lens but 7×7-version doesn’t have. Both sisters have been compared by sharpness/resolution, the link is at the bottom of the page. But this article is about the test results of the 7×7-version.