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    Define "best" for you.
    I have 3 50mm and the 45mm; although in general not highly regarded the MD50 f/2 has the lowest distortion of all four.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    But doesn't the X-570 lack TTL flash?
    The X-570 has TTL auto Flash exposure control, just like the X-700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    But doesn't the X-570 lack TTL flash?
    No, looks like it does have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ath View Post
    Define "best" for you.
    I have 3 50mm and the 45mm; although in general not highly regarded the MD50 f/2 has the lowest distortion of all four.
    I guess over all. Sharpness, Distortion, bokeh (not DOF, I know the difference), etc.

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    58mm 1.4 is your better one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    58mm 1.4 is your better one.
    Again, what he said.

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    This is just an afterthought, but the 58mm lenses were no longer in production when Minolta began the Rokkor-X designation. The lens designers had moved on to 50mm as the "new normal" focal length and left the 58mm formula in the drawer. Bummer, bc it is a *great* focal length for portraiture.... For my consumption, the Rokkor 58mm f1.4 is my go-to b&w portrait lens - what's Leica got on it? Nuthin. ;-)

    Otherwise, the MC Rokkor(and -X variant) PG 50mm f1.4 is really sharp and my choice for "normal" focal length use for color photography. I have the MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.4 and it is missing something - probably my perspective only. I've read other well-experienced Rokkor users extol the virtures of the MC Rokkor-X 50mm f1.7 being sharper than the f1.4, but i'd have to see some negs or really large prints under loupe for proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougjgreen View Post
    The X-570 has TTL auto Flash exposure control, just like the X-700.
    Thanks—that's very good to know.
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    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmajor View Post
    Otherwise, the MC Rokkor(and -X variant) PG 50mm f1.4 is really sharp and my choice for "normal" focal length use for color photography. I have the MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.4 and it is missing something
    I think my 50mm f1.4 is a MC Rokkor X and I can't fault it.


    Steve.

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