Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
I've never been hugely impressed with the sharpness of this lens -
Did you buy the lens new? Has it ever given good results? If it is a "used lens" there are a myriad of ways it could be buggered. Especially if it came from e-bay.

In general, a properly performing Minolta C.E. Rokkor 5.6 would give identical results to just about any of the other 6 element lenses out there at small reproduction ratios (less then 7x).

Are you using a glass carrier with one or two pieces of glass?