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Minolta MC Rokkor 28mm f3.5 SG

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This was my first experience with the W Rokkor SG 28mm f3.5. I tested it on a EOS M3 body with a Fotasy adapter. It has an all metal body. Like many f3.5's it jumps from f3.5 to f5.6. It does offer 1/2 stop clicks from f5.6 up. Focusing was not difficult but not nearly as effortless as with a Zuiko lens. Focus dampening is smooth and light. Sharpness is acceptable at f3.5 in most situations. At f5.6 it tightens up a little bit. Contrast is good except for backlit situations. Flare causes a framewide reduction in contrast. Corners are reasonably sharp. Vignetting is noticeable at f3.5. Color rendition is typical Minolta. It's a tad flat but accurate. Black and white rendition is excellent. See the example below. Red on red is difficult for lenses to render in b/w. This lens handled it with ease. This lens will fringe in harsh lighting at f3.5. It will be noticeable but easily correctable.

Filter Size
Lens Mount
Aperture Range
Close Focus
Macro Ratio
Year Introduced
Tested with

67m
Minolta SR
f3.5 - 16
.6 meters
n/a
1966
Eos M3

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