Minolta MC Rokkor QF 50mm 1:3.5 Macro vs MD 50mm 1:3.5 Macro – comparison

Minolta SR 50mm macro lenses comparison:

  • Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QF 50mm 1:3.5 (Hills&Valleys/Knurled, MCII)
  • Minolta MD Macro 50mm 1:3.5 (New-MD, MDIII)

This is yet another battle between the generations. But I want to say in advance – regardless of the test result, in macro photography, both the lenses fully cope with their tasks because of closed apertures in this style of photography. Differences can be found at an infinite distance, but it will not affect the choice of the photographer. (more…)

Minolta MC Rokkor QF 50mm 1:3.5 Macro – MC II – review

Minolta MC Rokkor QF 50mm 1:3.5 Macro vintage manual lens review (Minolta MC Macro Rokkor-QF 1:3.5 f=50mm)

  • Official classification: MC
  • Collector’s classification: MC II, Hills &Valleys, Knurled

I like vintage lenses that can be used in today’s times regardless of age. This macro-fifty is one of that type – independently of the year of production, it makes ‘macro’ or ‘object’ photos like any other macro lenses even modern. No, I’m not going to say that this lens is a resolution monster or opponents killer, no, it’s just an instrument that is able to cover 95% of the photographer’s “50mm focal distance macro tasks” with the same result as super-duper another lenses.