58 millimeters ... A focal length familiar to anyone who has shot on film. But Soviet photographers could not even dream that their "Helios" would someday acquire f / 1.4 aperture ...

In my personal rating of lenses with a focal length of 50-58mm, the Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm f / 1.4 certainly takes one of the first places. And the main reason for this was ... "powerful" hips... This is the first time I use this epithet in relation to the nature of the background blur. And it's not about the degree of blur, but about the character! The bokeh is powerful, even - like the smooth surface of an ocean wave ...

Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm f1.4

Thanks to this hips the main subject of the frame will never be lost in the background, since the latter does not dazzle and does not distract attention.
The lens is quite sharp and contrasting. His colors are clean and fresh, as if washed. Of the problems, I note the tendency to strong violet aberrations in contrasting scenes on an open hole. And the Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm f / 1.4 does not hold the side light - a semicircular flare immediately appears throughout the frame (you will immediately notice this in the photo below). So a hood is required when shooting with this lens.

MINOLTA, sample photos

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  2. Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 50mm f / 1.7
  3. Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 55mm f / 1.7
  4. Minolta Auto Rokkor-PF 55mm f / 1.8
  5. Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm f / 1.4


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