OM 50mm f1.8 or Minolta 50mm f1.7?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by johnsonwoan, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. johnsonwoan

    johnsonwoan Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 6, 2012

    I need your opinion between these two lens, which is better? Sharpness etc, bokeh etc. thanks!!!
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    That's a fairly subjective call - it will be a matter of personal preference. I have the OM but I suspect you would be happy with either. Did you check the adapted lens threads here in the forum for some examples? :smile:
  3. johnsonwoan

    johnsonwoan Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 6, 2012

    Yes, i just view the thread. But in terms of color tone, which one is better?
  4. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Really no practical difference. 50 mm lens designs were not difficult to engineer and execute 30 years ago if you were a good lens maker. Olympus, Canon, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax, and others all employed excellent lens makers.

    The second of these was taken with the 45mm. The first was taken with a no name 50mm lens, not even from one of the major makers. Both at F4.