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    My two favorite Minolta lenses are the MC Rokkor-X 50/1.4 PG and the 58/1.4. I find the 50/1.4 to be amazingly sharp while the 58/1.4 lends its own unique look to pictures and it's quite sharp as well. I sold two 50/1.7 lenses in favor of keeping the 50/1.4; it performs better overall IMHO. As far as bodies, I personally keep an SR-T 102, XE-7, and XD11, with the XD11 getting the most use.

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    My SRT 101 came with the MC Rokkor-PF 1:1.4 f=58mm. Best performer in the crowd. Many years ago

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    I'm going to go against the grain here and tell you to closely test the pancake lens before you use it for anything important. I had one, and it performed poorly at the edges of the image, even lagging behind at f5.6. It's far behind the best Minolta lenses.

    The MC Rokkor-PG 50/1.4 is probably sharp, but the bokeh is not very good. On the other hand, the 50/1.7s that I have tested are sharp and have excellent bokeh. I have an MD Rokkor-X that gives bokeh that's just as good as the vaunted 85/1.7, which I also have (and like).

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    I have an MD 50/1.7, which is very sharp when given the opportunity to prove itself. If I were to get another normal lens, I think that I might skip over the 50/1.4, which is only half a stop faster, and go for the MD 50/1.2. Has anyone used it? How bad are the aberrations wide open, and how far does one have to stop down to get rid of them?
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    For some interesting reading and informative tests of lenses, especially the Rokkor 50s, check out the rokkorfiles.com.

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    rokkorfiles.com Does not cover all the lenses I have. Went there first.

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