There are many fine Minolta standard, fast prime lenses in the wild. You really cant go wrong with any of them. What has long been my favorite is an older standard lens from the time before they moved to the regular 50mm format. The last in this line was the MC Rokkor PF 55/1.7, the second version with the knurled rings, not flat like the series one focus rings were. This is a beautiful little gem of a lens that is small, has excellent coatings, looks good and is capable of some very nice imagery. If you find a clean version I can heartily recommend it. I had a co worker ask me to take pictures at her grandsons first birthday party some weeks back. Since I love to take pictures I naturally agreed. I decided to take a break from my Yashica lenses which I shoot with almost all the time. I loaded up the little MC 55mm along with a newer (relatively speaking) MD 35/2.8, another Minolta favorite of mine. I ended up shooting almost the entire party with the 55. So here are some of the photos, along with a couple of my little girl playing in the park. The black and white images were shot in the High Contrast BW mode and are straight out of the camera. Hope you enjoy.