Category: Minolta MD & MC

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Minolta RF Rokkor-X 250mm f/5.6 on Sony A7

Getting mirror back to my mirrorless camera... I got lucky to find one of the rare and quite sought after lenses - super telephoto catadioptric mirror lens - Minolta RF Rokkor-X  250mm f/5.6. Introduced in 1979, this lens wasn't produced in large numbers and thus its prices on eBay can reach levels above 1000 USD.…

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Portrait lens. Which one? 30 short portrait lenses compared on APS-C.

To help this page survive, your donation will be highly appreciated.  Day after day, I am teased by my friends and readers to recommend the best portrait lens for Sony NEX. This may be partially due to the absence of standard fast tele in E-mount, and partially because there are so many options on the…

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Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 135mm f/2.8

Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 135/2.8 This is one of the early Minolta 135 MC - six elements in five groups. Build to last, all metal and glass, it is a result of an old mans craft, that we wouldn't see soon again if ever... If you want to experience what manual focus was meant to be,…

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50mm f/1.4 legacy lenses – Shootout Wide Open

I can read almost every week a new thread about 50mm legacy lenses in many photography forums.Sometimes it is funny to follow fan-boys and girls fighting for their Minolta, Oly or Pentax, being the best lens ever produced. Most time, it is just annoying.All kind of forum members, present all kind of different informations, so…

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