A warm and beautiful day, and I felt like celebrating it by making colorful pictures. And as it turned out, red was in many of them.
There isn’t much to be had in the way of native 28mm lenses for Sony FE cameras. Of course, Sony offers the FE 2/28 and I’ve tried that one out several times but couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I just don’t like its rendering, the pictures are dull and lifeless to my eyes. That only leaves legacy lenses as prime 28mm options. Continue reading “SMC Pentax 3.5/28 compared to other 28mm lenses”
Recently a Leitz Summicron-R 50mm 1:2 fell into my lap; it was my father’s and I’d completely forgotten about it until my mother asked me what to do with it.
I didn’t know it even existed: a Minolta Panorama Head.
Today I received this nice sample of the MD W.Rokkor-X 28mm 1:2.8, the American version with white “Rokkor-X” lettering. The search for the other Americans continues…
Does anybody know who manufactured this? Just curious…
Update: got an answer, read on!
During a facebook conversation Henrik Robeck asked if I could do a comparison between Minolta 28mm 1:3.5 lenses, specifically the two latest optical designs. However, I was curious enough to see the differences myself, so I decided to do a comparison between all the different 3.5/28 designs in the Minolta SR-mount line-up. Continue reading “Minolta 28mm 1:3.5 lenses – a comparison”