Minolta Macro Rokkor QF 50mm f3.5

     It's a macro lens.   Okay, you know that much.   I hope I can tell you a few things you don't jknow.  Handling on the M3 is comfortable.  

    The lens is sharp wide open, which I didn't expect.   It is tack sharp at f5.6.   Color rendition is excellent.    Bokeh is not as smooth as the 50mm Rokkor PF but it is smooth in close focus use.   

     In high contrast strong lit scenes, bokeh fringing is noticeable upon close inspection.  There is a red to cyan shift.

     I'm being picky.   It's a very good lens.

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f3.5 - ISO 200

Minolta macro 50mm f3.5 test

f3.5 - ISO 800 -  mid range

Minolta macro 50mm f3.5 cro

f3.5 - ISO 400 - 100% Crop

Minolta macro 50mm f3.5 review

f5.6 - ISO 800 -  mid range

Minolta macro 50mm f3.5 2

f3.5 - ISO 400 - 100% Crop

Minolta macro 50mm f3.5 close up

f5.6 - ISO 800 -  close focus

Minolta macro 50mm f3.5  fringing

f3.5 - ISO 800

tight crop - bokeh fringe