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Monday, April 2, 2018

Five Frames With A Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, Low Key Edits

Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, Low Key Edits 01
Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, Low Key Edits 02
Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, Low Key Edits 03
Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, Low Key Edits 04
Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, Low Key Edits 05
Digital Moments - Vintage lens test, images with a Minolta MD 28mm F2.8, on doing low-key edits in post-processing.
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My trial at creating low-key shots and edits, from images shot with a Minolta MD 28mm F2.8 mounted on the E-P5 in a 1:1 image aspect ratio. While I am happy enough with the results from the first three images, the final two are just post-processing heavy edits and they are there solely as space fillers.

Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8
Minolta MD 28mm F2.8

One advantage I have is the Minolta MD 28mm F2.8 lens, which is generally considered to be one of Minolta’s best 28 mm, an excellent lens often measured against the MC W.Rokkor-SI 28 mm F2.5 or the MD 28 mm F2.

The lens I use, even though it is a plain MD, is the 7/7 (7 elements in 7 groups) version which reportedly to be a step up from the later 5/5 version, recognized by the serial number which is 80xxxxx for the 7/7 series whilst the 5/5 version is 70xxxxx.

Olympus PEN E-P5, Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8
Olympus E-P5, Minolta MD 28mm F2.8

A little bit more detail is the plastic recess between the name ring and the front element of the lens which is designed with eight tiny steps instead of six.

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