Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45 f2 test

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by billhuegerich, May 24, 2012.

  1. billhuegerich

    billhuegerich Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 27, 2011
    Just in case anyone is interested and likes to mess with legacy lenses, I thought I'd share this with you. I picked up an old Minolta 45 from Goodwill, to try out on my EPL2. I compared it wide open at f2 to stopped down a bit to f2.8. Sorry I didn't realize I had a different focus point on the comparison shots, but I think you'll get the idea anyway. All shots are unedited jpegs straight from the camera, only resized and the 100% crops, cropped.

    Here's a shot wide open at f2.

    And the same thing (except for the focus point) at f2.8.

    And here is a 100% crop at f2.

    And 100% crop at f2.8.

    It seems to get just a bit more contrasty and sharper when stopped down a stop. And at 2.0, you can see a little CA when viewed at 100%. But, it actually looks better that I expected for the "cheap" 45 f2. The lens is super compact and not too bad to focus. I think I'm going to enjoy playing with this one.

    Enough of the comparison, here's a shot (at 2.0, I think) of my little detective.