Two fast 58mm Lenses

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by MAubrey, May 11, 2014.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Here's a pair of comparison shots between the Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 and the Minolta 58mm f/1.2:

    I find that both lenses produce their smoothest bokeh at f/2 because of the less than circular OOF areas in the outer frame.

    Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 at f/2
    by MikeAubrey, on Flickr

    Minolta MC 58mm f/1.2 at f/2
    by MikeAubrey, on Flickr

    Here's the difference in smoothness between f/1.2 and f/2.8:

    Minolta at f/1.2
    by MikeAubrey, on Flickr

    Minolta at f/2.8
    by MikeAubrey, on Flickr

    And one more a little farther away with the Voigtlander at f/2
    View attachment 43518
    by MikeAubrey, on Flickr
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Impressive results!!! Love the first 2 comparison shots which btw look very close in performance :thumbup:
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    The Minolta has smoother bokeh and seems sharper, while the CV has more pleasant (to me) colors. Both seem quite good tbh.
  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I think the difference in sharpness is a result of the fact that the focus point is different. You can't really tell with this size, but the CV has that small pink flower bud in sharp focus, while the Minolta is focused slightly behind it. For the area that overlaps, its basically impossible to tell the difference at 100% viewing on my monitor. This is going to be an ongoing comparison. I need to decide which I'm going to keep.
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