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REVIEW: Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f/2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-02-02

Minolta MD Rokkor 45mm f/2

Specs:

Lens:
45mm

Aperture:
f/2 to f/16
5 bladed aperure

Closest Focus:
0.6m (2ft)

Weight:
130g

Mount:
Minolta SR (MC/MD)

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open:
Good sharpness
Little corner softness
Vignetting which is mostly gone by f/2.8

Great image quality at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Minolta MD Rokkor
                            45mm f/2
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Really nice!
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2

Flare
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2



Sample
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2
Minolta
                                                          MD Rokkor 45mm
                                                          f/2


Build quality

Very good and solid.
The feel of the lens is also very good.
Aperture ring is plastic but it don't feel cheap.


Conclusion

A very nice lens with good image and build quality.
Handels bokeh and flares very good.


Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh / Flare
Feel
Lightweight


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Technical Info

Analogue B&W film
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak D76

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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